Sunday, December 31, 2006

Learn and Press On

From my morning reading

It is not by regretting what is irreparable that true work is to be done, but by making the best of what we are. It is not by complaining that we have not the right tools, but by using well the tools we have. What we are, and where we are, is God's providential arrangement,--God's doing, though it may be man's misdoing; and the manly and the wise way is to look your disadvantages in the face, and see what can be made out of them. Life, like war, is a series of mistakes, and he is not the best Christian nor the best general who makes the fewest false steps. He is the best who wins the most splendid victories by the retrieval of mistakes. Forget mistakes; organize victory out of mistakes.


From Daily Strength for Daily Needs, by Mary W. Tileston

This is encouraging. God can help make good from my bad. I can forget the past (after learning from it) and press on to the future. This is a good thought as we finish one year and begin another.


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