Our past mistakes make us wiser today about what we don’t want to do; what we don’t need to repeat.

As Proverbs 26:11 says, “Like a dog that returns to its vomit, a fool does the same foolish things again and again.”

In an enriching series on Christian maturity, J. Hampton Keathley writes:

The mature believer recognizes that our failures show us what we should and should not do; they become lessons in where we went wrong and why. You know what they say, ‘hindsight is 10/20.’ It can help us avoid the same mistake twice if we will learn from history.”

You’ve learned something more about life, and you can use that wisdom to make better decisions. You can also use your unique experience to help someone going through the same struggles.

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