In life you get many things. As I touched on last week in my blog post on relationships, anything that you do will have an effect and bring forth something else. Along with that, one learns lessons.
Some may admit it quicker than others, but all of that allows us to learn things about life, and as time goes on we train ourselves to accept them. However, how do we accept a lesson being revisited?
I don't know about you, but I'm not a big fan of it. It's like having to retake a test that I thought my teacher would have a pass on, or for my love birds it's like an ex that you thought you'd never see popping up saying, “I miss you.”
It can truly shake you. From the surprise to the recognition and sometimes the aggravation, various things might go through your mind.
I myself have had this happen to me in different ways. Tests have popped back up personally, academically, romantically (whatever you want to deem that with me), and even spiritually. Once all the thoughts above played in mind, the one that was forced to moved to the front was, “ Did I miss something?”
Anytime this happens it tends to be because something was overlooked the first time. Now, I know many of us may not like to consider that cause it requires us looking deep at ourselves. So, we’d like to blame the person that is included, however the Bible says, “And why worry about a speck in your friend’s eye when you have a log in your own?” (Matthew 7:3 NLT)
Plus, you can't move forth in your life & completely pass your test until you see what answers you missed last time.
It requires humility, patience, and truth, but the reward is worth every bit of payment that is made.
I had to put some time, energy, & focus down during the last week due to failing a test that reappeared on me. However, it was better for it to happen now when the stakes were lower than later when there was much more to lose because when a test reappears it tends to have more girth to it.
As Matthew 12:43-45 says, “When an evil spirit leaves a person, it goes into the desert, seeking rest but finding none...So it returns and finds its former home empty, swept, and in order. Then the spirit finds seven other spirits more evil than itself, and they all enter the person and live there. And so that person is worse off than before.”
So, it's up with you. Do you want to look at what you got wrong and pass the test(s) or keep lying to yourself saying it wasn’t you? In the end you're going to pay something either way. It just comes down to what you deem more valuable: your pride or your purpose. You decide.