Sometimes Repitition ISN'T the Key
I spent the weekend at my sister's house helping her take care of my niece and nephew because her husband had to work all weekend. So my weekend was spent hearing about the Disney Channel, dancing, and Thomas the Tank Engine.
Especially that last one. My mom bought a new book for my nephew about Thomas the Tank Engine on Saturday, and both he and my niece were amazed with it, because it played a little song, and you were supposed to sing the words of the book along to the music. Of course I just read the words at first, but then I mistakenly decided to sing the Thomas the Tank Engine song.
Thus began a million singings of this
We're all the same, we learn by repitition. I'm sure you've ended up with a crazy little tune in your head before. We do things over and over until we master them, then we add new steps to the things we already learned. The problem is that sometimes the things we learn aren't good things.
Now, we are all born with a sin nature, and no one has to teach us to lie or cheat or steal. That is in our fleshly nature. But practice of those sins can make us masters at doing wrong things.
And pretty soon we find ourselves in a position where we're thinking, "How did I get to this point?"
The awesome thing is that if we confess our sins to God, He will forgive us. (I John 1:9) But once we ask forgiveness, we should change our ways COMPLETELY. We shouldn't have to be taught the same lessons over and over. God wants us to take the lessons that we have learned and build upon them so that we grow more and more mature in Him.
He doesn't want us to be running around with junk in our heads. He wants us to focus on the things that are true, just, pure and lovely (Philippians 4:8). He wants us to focus on the things that will draw us closer to Him, not the things that will keep us far from Him.
So remember, sometimes repitition isn't the key. There are some lessons we don't need to repeat!