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

In 2010, I escaped from four long years of deep, dark depression. This blog shares lessons I learned from those years as depicted in my autobiography - How I Escaped from Depression - as well as other insights about depression and anxiety that only come from someone who has gone through it. When you have a heart attack, you become an expert in heart attacks. When you have diabetes, you become an expert in that condition. As such, I am an expert in depression, with a four-year experiential degree and graduate studies in how to live a life going forward that keeps the ever-lurking Depression at a healthy distance.
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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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