This past year I have learned many things…
I have learned how to stand up and say no to being abused and bullied. I have learned that God does not want us to live in bondage. I have learned who your real friends are after you walk away from a 16 yr marriage. I have come to understand the depths of God’s grace in a difficult situation.
I have also learned how to laugh again. I have learned the joy of trying something new like floating down the river for the first time, and zip-lining over a gorgeous mountain. I have learned that when somebody really loves you and believes in you, those mountains that seem impossible become as small hills.
I have learned to be thankful for the littlest of things like a place to live, true friends that stand by you when the rest of the world is pointing fingers in judgement, and time spent with loved ones. I am thankful for the good days and bad days, because they are all part of God’s plan for us to become more like him.
I have failed miserably time and time again in my life. Does that mean I have to live under a cloud of failure? Absolutely not. I cant change the past..it is part of who I am. Because of my failures and sin it has made me understand the depths of God’s grace, and taught me how to extend grace to others that have failed. I don’t think I will ever look at people the same way again that I used to.
If you ever catch yourself saying…look at that person..how can they do that?
Matthew 7:5 says
English Standard Version
You hypocrite, first take the log out of your own eye, and then you will see clearly to take the speck out of your brother’s eye.