Life lessons are the little events which come along in life which succeed in teaching us or give us wisdom to fall back on later. In this article I’ve included ten of the many lessons which I’ve run across at different points in my life. I hope each one imparts one small measure of wisdom which will help you as your travel along the road of life.
1. In order to do what you love you gotta love what you do
1 Corinthians 16:14, “Let all that you do be done in love.”
I have one problem with this saying. I find, at least, for myself when you do what you love as a job over time it loses its attraction. What you once loved is not what you love now so you seek a new love. I think it is more important to do what you do with love no matter your feelings about your job in order to love what you're doing
2. He who has the last laugh, laughs best
Proverbs 1:26, “I also will laugh at your calamity.”
Now to me this one is a quandary. Do I truly want to be the last one laughing all the time or are there times when it is best for me to not laugh at all? I’ve witnessed many times when the last one laughing is the most inconsiderate one there because they’re laughing at another’s expense or misfortune. So I think it is better to judge when it is appropriate to laugh and when it is not and if not keep your mouth shut.
3. A dog's bark is worse than its bite
2 Peter 2:1, “But false prophets also arose among the people, just as there will be false teachers among you, who will secretly bring in destructive heresies, even denying the Master who bought them, bringing upon themselves swift destruction.”
Again when you think about it do you truly want to test this theory on the next vicious dog you come across? I didn’t think so. So take the time to find out as much as you can about the barking dog before you try and pet the animal.
4. Don’t let your mouth make promises your heart can’t keep
Ecclesiastes 5:5 “It is better not to make a promise than to make one and not keep it.”
A promise must be something treasured in the heart if don’t make the promise because as Solomon states, to make a promise and not keep it shows others you are not a person of your word.
5. I didn’t come this far to only come this far
Proverbs 12:14, “From the fruit of his mouth a man is satisfied with good, and the work of a man's hand comes back to him.
A simple lesson born out of the idea of never being satisfied with how good you are at something but always striving to be better. Not better in a conceited way but better because you know there is always more to know in order to grow.