It has been said, “The only thing more painful than learning from experience is not learning from experience.” A very true statement. In fact, what we gain from our past is vital to future success. The Bible calls this wisdom… and it’s not as hard to attain as one might think. It’s simply a matter of intentionality. In Proverbs 3, it says: ““Blessed is the one who finds wisdom, and the one who gets understanding, for the gain from her is better than gain from silver and her profit better than gold. She is more precious than jewels, and nothing you desire can compare with her.”
Want more wisdom? Want to make better decisions? Rather than just “getting past” your challenges, briefly go back and look for the lesson in them. Once you find one… store it away. You never know when what seems meaningless now will become priceless in a future situation. Once applied, these bits of wisdom help others and at the same time put meaning and perspective to our trials.