Important truths need more than one reading to fully absorb. And reexamining past lessons allows the truth to sink deep into our being. Our journey of becoming requires regular review time.
It’s typical for students to review what they’ve learned before a big test.
And while some are simply playing the short game to pass the test, the point of the review is to solidify the teaching in the minds of the students.
Reviewing previous teachings allows new connections to be made and deeper truths to be mined.
This is similar to watching a good film or reading a good book.
The first time through is good, but each time after continues to reveal new insights. And the same truth will have a different resonant in each season of life.
What lessons did God teach you this year?
Rather than looking for the next new thing, maybe this is a good time to review – to pause and reflect and consider again what he has already shown you.
If we faithfully applied what we’ve already been taught it would have a profound impact on our life and relationships.
But we forget.
We quickly move on to the next thing and forget the lessons previously taught.
As such, new teachings become an entertaining snack rather than a full meal. We must continue chewing on old truths in order to pull its fullness out.
By all means, continue learning new things and discovering the more. At the same time, occasionally stop and review what you’ve already learned.
This allows the lessons to sink deeper into our souls and eventually become a part of our very being.
Review time is needed to develop the deep parts of our soul and to become the best version of ourselves.
Take time and review.