Missed Support, a Guarantee for Superficial Success
Failure is a powerful teacher. (That's why we learn quickly not to put our hands on a hot stove.) But from the beginning it was God’s plan for us to be supported in our formative years by resources in the home and Church and even community (parents, pastors, and mentors) for learning how to make wise choices so that we would be spared having to learn mostly from our failures – which is painful and takes much, much longer.
I could have been saved from unmet psychological needs (for information, affection, and structure) if earlier in my life I had been supported for learning
- how to experience God through Scripture reading and quiet-time worship and that
- his relationship to and through us to others is organic.
- my home and ministry (which I experienced over 30 years ago), and also
- physical health (which I experienced this year).
DonLoy Whisnant/Journey Notes 16C07