“If you haven’t got the time to do it rights, when will you ever have the time to do it over?”
“Been there, done that!” is a classic expression that says, “I’ve already experienced this.” But what if you haven’t? Then, a little advice is in order. Some instruction is needed. Have you ever tried to put something together without reading the directions first? Sometimes doing so can be painful. You put everything together, but there’s one piece left over. Soon you make the awful discovery. That piece belongs right there—right in the middle of the project! Now your creation doesn’t work right. The piece was necessary for its operation.
Life is a lot like that. Read the directions first. God has given awesome instructions in His Word, the Bible. Life is just too complicated to “play it by ear.” Get all the help you can get. Read the directions and see how God has pieced it all together for you. If you try it by yourself, you get only what you can do. If you follow His instructions, you get what God can do.
Get out the “owner’s manual” and start living.