I’m continuing my series of 40 Things I’ve Learned By Age 40.
8. Time does heal most wounds, but not all and not completely.
9. It is easy to measure success in life. Simply ask yourself, “Am I more Christ-like now than I was a year ago?”
10. Your dress size does not determine your beauty or your value.
11. You cannot change other people. Think how hard it is to change something in yourself, even when you really want to change. Why do you think you can change someone else? Only the Holy Spirit can change someone.
12. Most relationship problems are the result of expectations.
13. If you desire to grow in godly wisdom and discernment, you will suffer. There is no way God can grow you in these areas without putting you in difficult situations that present you with the opportunity to make a foolish choice and fail to discern the truth.
14. Sometimes God doesn’t give us what pray for. This should make us fall flat on our faces in gratitude.
15. You are the only wife your husband will ever have. If you are a lazy homemaker, boring conversationalist, crummy cook, disinterested lover, or undisciplined mother, your husband has to live with your shortcomings every day. If you are a diligent homemaker, interesting conversationalist, thoughtful cook, eager lover, and disciplined mother, you will be a joy to your husband each day.
See all of the posts in this series:
- 40 Things I’ve Learned By Age 40 – #1-7
- 40 Things I’ve Learned By Age 40 – #8-15
- 40 Things I’ve Learned By Age 40 – #16-19
- 40 Things I’ve Learned By Age 40 – #20
- 40 Things I’ve Learned By Age 40 – #21-30
- 40 Things I’ve Learned By Age 40 – #31-39
- 40 Things I’ve Learned By Age 40 – #40