Experience is a doorway, not a final goal. (Bill Katip, college president)
Sometimes when we face a trying situation, we’re tempted to give up and move on to something else. But Katip’s counsel is to look at it positively. What new way may be opening up? Or, as Pastor Mike Lee put it, “Best question to ask when something negative happens? ‘What does this experience make possible?’” Tough events can be very good learning times.
We can rejoice, too, when we run into problems and trials, for we know that they help us develop endurance. (Romans 5:3)