When we were between the ages of 5-12, we could not wait to become a teenager. While in our teens, we could not wait to be 18. By the time we arrived at 18, our desire was to be 21. As we were blessed to ascend in age, we were also maturing in wisdom. From the school of life to the school of hard knocks, we learned some things. Now at our current age, we should be knowledgeable about stuff. The issues that plagued us in our primary school ages shouldn’t have bothered us as a teen. Once in our 20’s, the issues of our teen years should not seem to vex us anymore. We should be too old for them to steal our happiness.
As we mature in God, we have got to have this same concept. Issues that troubled us when we were babes in Christ shouldn’t be a topic to us presently. How someone treats us, what they say, what they didn’t say, what they wear, who sat in my regular seat, who is favored. These things should be in our bygone days like our school-age years. We are simply too old for that! Our growth in the spiritual (Prayer time, Sunday Worship, Bible Study, Sunday School, devotional, Inspirational Music, God Encounters, etc.) ought to have brought about some kind of change. There should to be a new way of thinking and responding. God provides us wisdom and once we receive it, understanding should come. This would be a Godly awareness that "yes, this may have been a dilemma before and I still may not understand it. But God you know and I’m leaving it in your hands." This would be our response instead of acting out with retaliation or revenge like we would have done before. As we have all encountered, age does not always equal wisdom. However in God, His wisdom should prompt wise decisions. At some point should arrive at the place when we are old enough to know.
"Wisdom is the principal thing; Therefore get wisdom. And in all your getting, get understanding." Proverbs 4:7 (NKJV)