225. God’s Classroom

The world is God’s classroom, and we are all students in it.

Much of the curricula is assigned by default – the circumstances we are born into, the mistakes of our own making, the troubles and afflictions inherent in a fallen world, the love or cruelty of our fellow classmates, etc.

Don’t let faulty thinking lead you to believe God has assigned all the lessons; most of them are a consequence of The Fall or the results of our own decision making. If you want to blame someone, try Adam and Eve or yourself. However, sometimes out of love and a desire for what is best for us, God will engineer circumstances and situations to show us a lesson we need to learn. It may be a wearisome chap from whom we learn patience, for example.

As students, we are a divergent lot, a few eager to learn, some reluctant, and too many refusing to learn anything at all. I will leave you with a thought that came to me as I was writing this post. The class is not over until the lesson is learned.

About Patrick Day

triumphoverdepression.org This blog is my ministry to support those who are depressed, in gratefulness for my having overcome major depression. Read "About Patrick Day" just to the right of "home" on the top of the blog site to find out more particulars about me. I retired from a career in higher education, where I served as Dean of Instruction, and promptly moved into a life of purposelessness and despair for five years, finally coming out on the other side. I am now an author, a business and life coach, a writer of this blog, and a volunteer for various organizations. What I write about in this blog is not hypothetical comments on depression. I have been there, felt the horrible pain, had my life disrupted, and experienced everything that I write about. I pray that I may be a blessing to you.
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One Response to 225. God’s Classroom

  1. Robert Farquhar says:

    The message in this blog today is “right on”! I like to ask my self in all I experience “What have I learned this experience?” It is really about what “meaning” do I assign to life’s sucesses as well as difficulties. What have I learned from them.

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