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The Blessing is in the Lesson

It's never too late to
learn from our mistakes.
What another fitting title to what this blog is about.

Learning from our mistakes and realizing that we are still blessed, because of them.

When we mess up and when we have done some things we are not pleased with, if we can learn to be better and stronger as a result of our mishaps, then we won. If we can get to a place where we tell others our "messy" story and others are helped as a result, we won. 

And others are winning too.

As you are probably well aware, if you have been coming to this blog for sometime, I struggled with trusting people. I was betrayed so much by certain people I trusted, only to find out they either didn't feel the same about me or they just didn't want to put in the time to prove it, or both. Yet, the conclusion is the same -- they weren't feeling me for one reason of another. As a result of the backstabbing and the rejection, I put up a wall. My stance was, prove yourself and I will trust you. Otherwise, you will only get but so far. The problem with this thinking is that I wasn't willing to open myself up to getting to know people, because I limited them. Finally I realized that if I was a good person there were other good people. 

I decided I wanted to live a much fuller life. I wanted quality and long lasting relationships. Now I'm different and I've learned so much from those life lessons. I'm more blessed from them and now I can be a blessing. Some of the the take-ways are: 1-I couldn't care less about what others think about me (I'm telling you, I don't care); 2-I'm more open about my life if my story will help others, and 3-I trust people (not everyone & within reason) unless they give me a reason not to. And guess what? My life is more awesome, because of it. I have great people around me and I'm grateful to God for them. 

"So whether you eat or drink or whatever you do, do it all for the glory of God (1 Corinthians 10:31)."For I am not seeking my own good but the good of many..." (1 Corinthians 10:33).

What's your story? Whatever it is, continue to fight the battle to go through it then tell people your journey of how you came out on the other side. When you do that, God gets the credit and He gets the glory, because He made it all possible. Nobody else.
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