You may have heard this saying before - "The School of hard knocks?"
It simply means "learning something the hard way - usually through your mistakes."
The Bible includes a few people who attended this 'school'.... Thomas, King David, Samson, Paul, Joseph. Perhaps the best student of this school would be Simon Peter - he learnt by putting his foot in it all the time. His hard knocks taught him so much about being a Christ-follower and I love him for his tenacity and persistence.
If we are honest we have also attended the same school - the tough question to ask is, 'have we learnt from being at this school or do we keep making the same mistakes?'
"Hardship often prepares an ordinary person for an extraordinary destiny." - C. S. Lewis
What is God teaching you today? Don't allow the hard knocks to distract you from seeing God's plan for you right now.
Be blessed today.
Living in Grace