Friday, September 18, 2009

Success from failure

Today as my husband and I were reading in 1 Nephi 3 about Nephi and his brothers trying to get the brass plates, a thought occurred to me. Nephi found Laban collapsed in drunkenness. Perhaps Laban had been celebrating his sudden windfall of Lehi’s property. Perhaps if Nephi and his brothers hadn’t first lost their property to Laban, Nephi wouldn’t have found him in that vulnerable position.

Perhaps their failures were really setting the stage for success.

Can you think of any other times in the scriptures when that may have been the case? Has there been any time in your life when that might have happened?