During my freshman year of medical school, a junior medical student told me, "Everything you need to learn you will hear ten times. All you have to do is learn it one of those times!!" He also implied that failure to learn might result in serious consequences later—both to patients and to me.
Spiritually, I have experienced the same principle—failure to learn God’s lessons has consequences. Not learning my lessons well often results in anxiety, especially when people I love are involved.
Jesus also gave the disciples lessons about who He was when He miraculously supplied wine at a wedding and food for a multitude. When they did not learn the lesson, anxiety and fear resulted. Jesus, after feeding the five thousand, was walking on the water during a storm. The disciples reacted with fear because...
...they failed to consider or understand the teaching and meaning of the miracle of the loaves; in fact their hearts had grown callous - had become dull and had lost the power of understanding.
Mark 6:52 Amplified Bible
I want to avoid the consequences of not learning lessons. Will you join me in the quest of learning lessons well?