Have you ever tried to help another and they just don’t see it! They act like they are on the same page only to not care about what you are trying to do! I have been working with a young man who is truly not helping himself. As an employer I want to retain employees by getting them on board with our goals.
Well just like that employee God gives us children as well. I can recall several conversations with my children about what they were doing or proposing that I did not agree with. So I would try to influence their thinking by asking them to consider my opinions. However that was never going to work! Because it would mean they would have to change their opinion. It is all about trying that becomes more of a compromise that will help both of us. A give and take!
Both scenarios are about two young people. My insight is from life! They have not lived to see failings. They both are still happy to rely on their families to get their needs met. The young man is not willing to change his conduct that will eventually lose him his employment. The child who thinks she is correct will find out she is not once she is on her own struggling with the reality of her life.
We can only try to get others to see the reasons why we still try! I believe that we all need someone in our corner. Who will be strong enough to tell us that we are wrong! Strong enough to fire us when it is necessary. Strong enough to be there from a distance asking them to consider a different approach.
Look at your life relationships and see if you see who has been the brave ones in your life! Who said “No you are wrong!” the Bible teaches that God cares for us. He will hold us accountable. “In an outburst of anger I turned my back on you but only for a moment. It’s with lasting love that I am tenderly caring for you.” Isaiah 54:8
As the above scripture reminds, we must know that he God has an opinion of our choices and he will be stead fast in his love to bring us back from our own errors.