Life can take us down some dark-creepy roads; and if we are truly honest, some of those roads were due to unwise choices we made. Nevertheless, it’s a waste of time to live in fruitless remorse about the past that we can’t do anything about. Instead, we should see our misdeeds as invaluable experiences we collected along life’s journey.
Have the scars!
We should look at those shady episodes as a part of our unique story that can perhaps spare someone else from making those same mistakes. When a person can testify to trials they’ve been through, they are speaking what they know, not from something they heard or read.
Who are you more likely to listen to: someone who speaks from experience or
someone who just—speaks?
Now on the flip side, we can learn from the mistakes of others. All we have to do is see how the path we’re contemplating worked out for them. We can really deceive ourselves when we think we can take that same ominous path with just a tweak here and there, and get different results.
I can get away with it, if I just. . .
The Holy Spirit will always warn us about the dangerous roads we shouldn’t travel. (Proverbs 3:5-6) He will put tangible and intangible roadblocks to steer us in the right direction. That’s way we should stay prayerful and have faith that God will lead us to the Light. However, if we kick those roadblocks aside and continue on. . . Oh well, we’ll just have to add it to our repertoire of experiences:
Been down that road!
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