Learning the Hard Way


April 4, 2005 by Isaac Hovet

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2 thoughts on “Learning the Hard Way

  1. Mrd. Ferry says:

    I hate that feeling you just went through. You want the best for something and your method is wrong for going about it. I just experienced today a feeling that I hate also. Someone was mad at me today at work. There was something I did that had to do with work that was just a stupid move on my part, and the person got very mad at me. I sure there was awful stuff said about me, but it was a mistake. But I realized after being told that someone was very upset at me, I came to realize that I hate that feeling. It is a little like the feeling of finding out that someone else found out that you were talking about them. You feel humiliated. You want to make everthing right, but like you yesterday, today, I learned the hard way.

  2. clmuandahs says:

    I have been on both sides of what you’re talking about…the one who broke trust in the relationship that was forming and the one who’s trust was broken. I think that really we or the other person is most trustworthy at the point of seeing and feeling the effects of our wrong actions, having remorse,regret, a desire to do things differently, if given the chance. I have a story that illustrates that in a way…some years back, a friend and I would meet regularly for accountability and prayer. At that time Jack in The Box was in the news spotlight because some people had gotten sick from their food. We decided to meet and eat there…because since they were under the spotlight and inspections, there wasn’t a safer fast food eatery around! You, your heart, and actions are under God’s spotlight (and we all need to stay there in the S.M.O.G—Psalm 139:23-24)and now is the time you’re most trustworthy because you are there and wanting to do things differently, for that other person and for your relationship. I hope that this hurting person realizes this and doesn’t miss out on the blessing God intends with a relationship with you and the growth that you both can experience.

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