Life requires instruction.
We cannot live our lives without some sort of instruction. We hear from our parents, our teachers, our peers, our leaders. Every rule, every warning, every helpful word of advice we have taken and applied to our life experiences.
But what if it’s not enough? Where should we turn to when we feel as if no one can advise us in our current predicaments? My answer is simple; it’s so simple that even I forget when I think I can handle things on my own.
Christ Jesus, God, our Heavenly Father, His Holy Word.
I try to get as much help and instruction from my parents as often as I can. I sometimes feel like their answers are not enough. So, I turn to the scriptures, I look to God. I look to God who knows infinitely more than my parents; who can answer me at any time; who always loves me unconditionally; who knows and holds my future; who remains faithful when I am faithless. And I pray.
In recent, I have been enjoying the epistles of Paul, heeding the Words for instruction. What I find is abundantly clear to me: I never do things right the first time. I do wrong when I intend right. Nevertheless, as I said, God remains faithful (2 Tim. 2:13).
Paul was a living example:
“I thank Christ Jesus our Lord, who has strengthened me, because He considered me faithful, putting me into service, even though I was formerly a blasphemer and a persecutor and a violent aggressor. Yet I was shown mercy because I acted ignorantly in unbelief; and the grace of our Lord was more than abundant, with the faith and love which are found in Christ Jesus.”
1 Timothy 1:12-14 NASB