One thing I have learned about this earthly journey is the importance of “start children off on the way they should go, and even when they are old they will not turn from it” (Proverbs 22:6).
I believe that as children we are closer to the Truth, and our perspective on life experiences either draws us nearer to the Truth or farther away.
I continue to experience opportunities for growth. A lot of my experiences were less of a struggle because of my student approach to life. I believed in God, and that all things worked together for good (Romans 8:28). Some days were better than others. I do not know where I would be without my faith in God, my mother’s teachings, and my keen observations about life. Living by principles has helped me to veer away from potentially harmful circumstances. Learning from others has played a key role in veering away from substance abuse.
Some of my experiences include:
- growing up without my biological father,
- experiencing sexual abuse,
- a miscarriage,
- finding my purpose in life,
- fired for the first time from a job,
- staying at home during a pandemic (coronavirus),
- homeschooling our children,
- fears and self-doubt, and others.
Life is about building character. We incur tests to help bring out the best in us. Early on, I prayed that God would help me to pass my life’s tests.
I can only imagine what my life would be like without life principles to lean back on. Sometimes, we have to go back to the simplicity of Truth to gain the necessary perspective that is void of attack and more of compassion, love, peace, and understanding.
A student approach to life is, for me, having a spiritual perspective.
Make this lifetime great!