I remember so many times in my life when I thought I knew what I was doing. In fact, I’m sure that tomorrow I’ll realize the mistakes I made today.
I am young, and you are very old; therefore I was afraid, and dared not show you my opinion. I said, days should speak, and the multitude of years should teach wisdom.
This passage from Job reminds us that those with more experience than us are normally more mature and know better than we do. The exception to this is when the Spirit of God is with us.
Many times Pastors and Youth Pastors are challenged for their decisions to move churches or announce “divine guidance” that they receive from the Lord. Many times these decisions just don’t make sense to others.
I recall just over two years ago a decision I made that others opposed (sending out my ministry resume to only 1 church – Big Sandy Baptist). I believe it was the right decision, and now we are at home at Big Sandy, over two years and counting. 🙂
However, many people make decisions without consulting others and without consulting God. This is usually done under selfish motives; they do things to make themself happy, regardless of how it affects others. In the end, these decisions are invariably wrong and they must face the consequences.
We must all remember, however, that despite each of our own mistakes, we are still human. We must love each other as people (Commandment #2). We may not like the decisions that each of us make, but each person is still a child of God. God forgave us while we were yet sinners. He will forgive you for your mistakes and forgive me of mine.
He loves each and every one of us despite our failures. And…He is waiting for you to come home and come back to His direction and seek His Will in your life.