If you're anything like me, some of the biggest lessons you've learned have come out of mistakes and frustrations. It can be exasperating learning that way; however, those moments can bring great growth because you will never do the same thing again. But there are also moments when we learn smaller lessons just in day to day interactions and "stuff" that can make a huge difference. I have learned that God can use anything if we are willing to follow His lead. Proverbs 16:4 says, "Commit to the LORD whatever you do, and He will establish your plans." I think there are a few different ways to look at this verse; however, reading it in context changes how it sounds. The verse just before talks about the difference between what we see as humans and how God views at the motives. With that in mind, it seems that the author of this proverb is saying that when our motive is to commit whatever we do to God, He will direct us to succeed in what He will plan what we should be doing.
Sometimes that means being open to learn subtle every day lessons that He wants to teach us. Whether that means learning patience during a frustrating time, or opening our eyes to the things that matter to Him. We need to be open to what God wants to teach and where He wants to guide us. We need to let go of the personal plans we have to see what God has for us.
Please watch the following video by Francesca Battestelli that talks about learning what God wants to teach us through every day events.