It’s a serious mistake to think that we can afford to stop learning at any point in life. As a child I had the idea that, once I graduated from (fill in the blank) I’d be through with my education. It’s actually good educators who corrected my ways.
At each stage in life learning is necessary and different. The classrooms changed into the workplace and my home. Marriage and kids expanded my study areas further. As I moved on, I had a lasting appreciation of the education I’d received to date, and I began to look forward to new learning, new service.
This has also been the case for my education in faith. As a kid I though I’d learned and done all that I needed in faith. After all, once you’re saved, you’re complete. Far from it. Once the door of faith opened I’ve continued to learn Biblical content and, very important, Christlike living. Not that I’ve begun to know all things. Daily I’m surprised at what I don’t know and how much work there still is in being a faithful disciple.
If you are struggling with where you are in your life right now, you can view it in part as a chance to learn. Every experience you have can be an opportunity to grow, perhaps even to heal. Im a firm believer in seeing new struggles as an opportunity to learn, grow, and help others. The new skills and knowledge you’ve acquired open new vistas and new opportunities to heal and serve.