Tuesday, May 26, 2009

Learn Your Lessons

God teaches people lessons in life, using everything that happens to us.

However, because there are three different types of people (Physically, Logically, or Emotionally Intuitive), there are three different methods He uses to teach us.

Physically Intuitive people learn life lessons like a coal being formed into diamond. Each hard thing they learn to endure makes them harder, more able to resist the hard things of this world. "What doesn't kill me, makes me stronger."

Logically Intuitive people learn life lessons like ore being purified into gold. God puts them into the furnace from time to time, and as they stop being so rigid, the impurities float to the top to be skimmed off. "If it doesn't work, don't do it."

Emotionally Intuitive people learn life lessons like a pearl being formed in an oyster. Each ugly bit of grit teaches them something beautiful about God and His plan for them. "But if it hadn't happened, I wouldn't have this testimony."

There are times when each of us experiences life lesson learning through the other methods, but I've found, as a Logically Intuitive person, that God prefers to purify me; that's just how I learn to deal with this fallen world. (I do have my pearl testimonies and my diamond resistances in some areas.)

And we will be His crown someday, to His glory as testimony for the angels who remained loyal, and against the angels who turned traitor.