What Lessons Have You Learned as You Aged? Part Three
“Wisdom belongs to the aged and understanding to the old.” Job 12:12
Although aging brings with it some challenges, there are many lessons to be learned and enjoyed. As we age, we learn more about ourselves and our place in the world. We develop a deeper sense of wisdom and understanding, and our relationships with others become more meaningful. We find that we are more content with what we have, and we appreciate life’s simple pleasures more than ever. While aging can be unpredictable, it is ultimately a time of growth and enrichment.
Maturity is not about age. It’s about having the wisdom to make the right decisions; therefore, we must look at how we need to change and improve our lifestyles. One of the most important things to remember is getting rid of all bitterness, rage, anger, outcry, slander, and every form of malice. If we don’t get rid of these things, they will only lead to further unhappiness and problems. It’s not always easy to let go of these negative emotions, but it is definitely worth it.
Psalm 1:1 says, “Blessed is the one who does not walk in step with the wicked or stand in the way that sinners take or sit in the company of mockers”
We need to learn to forgive others and ourselves for the mistakes that have been made in the past. Only then can we truly move on and be happy. As we have learned from our experiences, we must use them to shape ourselves from this moment and toward what God calls us to be. The more you grow up, the more is expected of you. The more mature you become, the less immature people expect of you. Maturity is not a lack of emotions and attitude but the ability to control them.
Remember, you don’t need to be like someone else or follow the crowd. The only person you want to be like is the perfect image of God, which you have been created to be. It’s not about being like everyone else; it’s about becoming your own best self and living life according to God’s plan. You have to live your life according to “I am who I am,” which means I am not confused about who I am or what I believe that “Jesus Christ is Lord.” Amen. Proverbs 1:5 says, “Let the wise hear and increase in learning, and the one who understands obtain guidance.”
1. Oh Lord, help me put away all malice, deceit, hypocrisy, envy, and slander spirit in me.
2. In the name of Jesus, please give me the strength to be courageous in the face of my fears and obstacles.
3. In the name of Jesus, give me the strength to accept “I am who I am” within myself. Amen.