Daily Devotion

EXPERIENCE TO LEARN AND GROW

It’s been said that experience is the best teacher. You pay the cost and learn the lesson with your firsthand experience. I like to say that experience is the toughest teacher, unless it’s someone else’s experiences. If someone else pays the cost and I learn the lesson, then that is the most cost effective way to learn. Some costs are too dear to pay. Others are too steep, they cost decades or even centuries. Yet nothing can teach, empower and liberate an individual like experience.

Step out and get doing that which you want to do so you can gain the experience in whatever you want to do. You can’t grow in a field without experiencing whatever it is you desire. Refuse to spectate from the sidelines and get hands on with your destiny. Everyone has something to say about the way things should be done. However, not everyone wants to fold their sleeves and get doing hands on with their suggestions. It is very convenient to propose ideas and strategies if you don’t have to get into the foxhole and get the job done.

Every experience is a lesson on doing things better and getting the desired results. Those that are excellent with what they do have probably done it hundreds of times before figuring out what works best. The experience teaches you to maneuverer the straights at the least cost, attaining the best results. This is not something you learn on a blackboard or a webinar. Experience will teach you best. So get off the sidelines and onto the saddle. It may be bumpy but make no mistake, you will grow through it all.

SCRIPTURE READING: James 1:2-6 My brethren, count it all joy when you fall into various trials, knowing that the testing of your faith produces patience. But let patience have its perfect work, that you may be perfect and complete, lacking nothing.  If any of you lacks wisdom, let him ask of God, who gives to all liberally and without reproach, and it will be given to him. But let him ask in faith, with no doubting, for he who doubts is like a wave of the sea driven and tossed by the wind.

DEVOTION PRAYER: Heavenly Father, guide me through these experiences. As I go through them, may I see them as a lesson on doing things better to get the desired results. Amen

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