It has been said that in school you learn the lesson and then take the test. In the school of life you take the test first and then learn the lesson. The same holds true in student ministry. We often learn a valuable lesson after the fact. I wish I could go back and change the many mistakes I made in my youth ministry. I can’t go back but I can pray to God to put people in the lives of my past students who might help straighten out the messes I made.
“Let the wise hear and increase in learning, and the one who understands obtain guidance.” Proverbs 1:5