A man I have known for many years called the other day and talked with me concerning his years of experience. As I listened to what was mostly a whine time, this thought I had speared as it floated by a week ago rushed to mind:
“Experience is not what happens to a man; it is what a man does with what happens to him.” Aldous Huxley.
Huxley is not one of my favorite authors. His Brave New World and other books were near prophetic in his painting of a rich totalitarian world of wild sex, drugs, and a genetically altered populace. His Brave New World is mirrored by today's news. His above statement is true to the bone.
My friend mentioned in the opening statement, while being of ripe age, did have experience, most of which was a mere repeat of the same thing over and again. This type of experience is summed with the phrase; One year experience repeated 20 times.
For an experience to be of any value the question must be asked and answered honestly; What did I learn? Paul learned that God uses our trouble for our benefit and His glory:
Philippians 1:12 “But I want you to know, brethren, that the things which happened to me have actually turned out for the furtherance of the gospel.” (NKJV).
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