What Lessons Have You Learned as You Aged? Part Two
“I praise you, for I am fearfully and wonderfully made. Wonderful are your works; my soul knows it very well.” Psalm 139:14
The older I get, the more I realize that life is about lessons. I’ve learned countless lessons since I’ve aged, but here are some of the most important ones.
- Life is precious – Every day is a gift, and we should never take life for granted. This is especially true as we get older and see how short life can be.
- Appreciate the moment – Life is full of wonderful moments, but we often don’t appreciate them until they’re gone. When we’re younger, we often focus on the future and lose sight of the present. As we age, we learn to appreciate the moment more and enjoy life more.
- It’s never too late to do what you love – It’s never too late to follow your dreams. You can still do what you love regardless of how old you are.
- You’re not invincible – We often think we’re invincible when we’re young, but as we age, we learn that we’re not. We realize that we need to take care of ourselves and be careful because we only have one life to live.
- It’s important to stay mentally and physically active – As we age, it’s important to stay mentally and physically active. If we don’t, we run the risk of becoming frail and sick.
- Relationships are important – Relationships are one of the most important things in life. As we age, we learn to cherish our relationships and build new ones.
- Be kind to yourself – It’s important to be kind to yourself, especially as you age. Don’t be so hard on yourself and forgive yourself for your mistakes. 1 Corinthians 6:12 says, “All things are lawful for me,” but not all things are helpful. “All things are lawful for me,” but I will not be enslaved by anything.
- Give back – As we age, we realize that it’s important to give back to our community and our world. We start to see the importance of helping others and making the world a better place. Proverbs 3:27 says, “Do not withhold good from those to whom it is due when it is in your power to do it.”
- Life is a journey, not a destination – As we age, we see life as a journey, not a destination. We realize that the Journey is more important than the destination and that the best things in life are the experiences we have along the way, especially if you have experienced God in your Journey. We learn from our experiences and use them to shape who we are today and what God calls us to be.
1 Peter 2:1-3 says, “Rid yourselves, therefore, of malice, deceit, hypocrisy, envy, and slander. Instead, like newborn babies, crave pure spiritual milk, so that by it you may grow up in your salvation, now that you have tasted that the Lord is good.”
1. Oh Lord, endow me with wisdom as I age and become more mature.
2. Holy Spirit guides and leads me in the way of the Lord in Jesus’ name. Amen.