hardships, hellos, goodbyes, and lessons that can
ultimately lead us to a greater awareness and
understanding of God, ourselves, and the world in which
our up close
knowledge, observation, and experience. The
educational and experiential knowledge we have gained...
has better equipped us to understand ourselves and make
more informed decisions.
Some of the darkest times we go through can take us to
some of the most amazing places. We have come to realize
that most of the extremely difficult predicaments, we
found ourselves in, pushed us to gain focus and clarity.
This focus and clarity has played a key role in our overall
productivity and experience of life.
Life lessons are ready to be taught whether we are ready
for the lessons or not. We can sometimes overlook the
importance of being a lifelong pupil. We believe one
needs to always remain teachable... keeping defenses down
and pride in check.
By viewing our lives from the perspective of being lifelong
students, we gain a higher consciousness for what it really
means to live a meaningful life. As we live to learn... we
truly learn to live.
The Bible teaches us about life. It is a complete guide for
life. Reading the Scriptures and attentively observing
life makes us wiser. The Bible is where all wisdom
begins. A teachable person will listen and feast on God's
Word and change direction... accordingly.
The wisdom we have acquired, by the grace of God, has
helped us seek the truth coupled with the appropriate
decisions as to what course of action should be applied to
the given circumstance. This wisdom has given us the
ability to live in a more godly way.
Because we think and act using knowledge, experience,
understanding, insight, truth, patience, and common
sense... we are better equipped to see, examine, and
decipher practices, people, situations, and the perspectives
of others in ways that we did not see before.
Many inspiring life lessons have been learned by
surrounding ourselves with mentors who had their own
rich life experiences. Our mentors generously passed-on to
us... wonderful pearls of wisdom... a treasure trove of
truth, beauty, and pragmatic advice that has stood the test
of time. Observing our mentors as they passed through
their ebbs and flows of life has been invaluable.
Some of our most tremendous teachers have been those
who have opposed, criticized, rejected, betrayed, and hurt
us the most... and what great teachers they have been!!!
think about ourselves, our values, and our behaviors.
Our most effective life lessons were painfully gained, but
they provided us with experience and a heartfelt
willingness to seriously examine our sufferings,
overcome them, learn the lessons, improve ourselves
and our outlook on life.
occurrences in life, daily, that we can heed, study, and
Some of our life lessons provide us with a wellspring of
understanding so that we can further our knowledge and
develop mentally, physically, and spiritually.
challenging. They can be uncomfortable and sometimes
painful. They have us stretching our limits... which in the
long run... is a really good thing.
Throughout our journey of life we will be challenged and
tested. Along this journey our courage, strength, integrity,
and faith will be challenged. Life does not ask what we
want of it. Each day life presents us with a new page with
many opportunities and undertakings to experience, and
kindliness to replicate.
In many ways, our life’s purpose is our lesson, and
vice-versa. As we transition into a more knowledgeable,
experienced person... we start looking at what is really
important in our lives.
As we grow in awareness, we seek to know truth, that
deeper meaning to life, and what it is all about. We seek
our truth, to fulfill our purpose, to somehow have our lives
make sense in the context of everything that is going on in
the world. We ask ourselves all-important questions, such
as: What is my mastery and purpose in life?
We never know where life will take us or what life will
teach us. But more likely than not… each day of our lives
will, in some way, present us with difficulties, challenges,
tests, and life lessons to be learned.
Everything in life happens for a valid reason. Sometimes,
people and situations come to teach us painful lessons that
we would not have learned any other way. They can usher
in extraordinary teachable moments, though the full impact
of those moments may not be realized until many years
later. They can, knowingly or unknowingly, motivate us so
we will not become immobilized and stuck where we do
Life is full of inexplicable, incomprehensible,
unexplainable situations and random events. When we are
in the middle of the most chaotic, challenging times of our
life… we are actually in the midst of some of the most
valuable learning opportunities of our lives.
If we can start looking at those trying times in our life as
opportunities to grow, we will find that these life lessons
can provide us with a wellspring of understanding that can
be eye-opening and helpful to us.
Understanding this can help us see past any anger or
frustration that we may have with people in our lives. It
can bring us to a place where we can objectively observe
the issue at hand. Once we can do this, we are well on our
way to learning a life lesson.
Learning from our life lessons and staying open to learning
can heighten our comprehension, and equip us with greater
opportunities, while cultivating and improving our quality
Through the process of observation, research,
we are able to acquire wisdom, and insight.
Whether we are striving to further the level of our spiritual
development or we are just starting to discover our
spirituality, there are important life lessons that can be
learned. Our spiritual growth clearly involves human
exertion. These life lessons can ultimately lead us to a
greater awareness and relationship with God.
On our journey through life, we can learn lessons that will
help us develop as individuals as well as prepare us for
future endeavors. As we become spiritually, mentally,
physically, and intellectually wiser… our portion expands.
What was previously beyond our comprehension… has
now become much clearer. We have become better
equipped to work out what God has richly deposited and
worked in us.
Our purpose in life is to make the most of our time here on
earth, to complete our life plan, and to learn the lessons
included in our life plan. When we see life as a journey of
learning and embrace the concept of being lifelong
students… we open ourselves up to a more enlightened
and productive life.
Our hands-on collection of life experiences
have allowed us to have a deeper appreciation
and clearer perception of God and life.
Through each life lesson... we have consistently
and grounding where we come to realize there is
something greater than the material world we inhabit. We
sense, at some point in our lives, that there is something
important for us to do, or learn, or experience. We
understand that there has to be something more than just
living day to day.
should NOT be placed under a basket, but passed on... from one to the other.
All of us are heirs
blessed by many determined people,
nations, and cultures of
We are the inheritors of all the rich deposits
our ancestors left behind for our edification.
We believe, just as our ancestors,
we are blessed by God
in order that we might be
a blessing to others.
the wealth of experience, guidance, and inspiration
can possibly help future generations to improve themselves
and the world in which they live.