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Spanning the Generation Gap . “But he abandoned the counsel that the old men gave him, and took counsel with the young men who had grown up with him and stood before him.” 2 Chronicles 10:8 ESV . . Why is there such a disconnect between generations? I remember through my teens and early twenties, that people of my parents’ generation seemed to have so little in common with me. I had scant regard for the things that had shaped their world view. I knew my parents loved me and had always been there for me, yet they seemed out of touch with what I was going through or feeling. When you are young everything seems so black and white, right or wrong, as you grower older and hopefully mature, you realise this is not the case, but there are myriad shapes of opinion and view point. Looking through the eyes of a parent, with children in their twenties, and extended family I dearly want to spare them the pains that I went through, hoping that they will learn from my mistakes. Communicating well, takes time, trust, love and patience. We may have commonality of life issues but our life experiences can seem worlds apart. . There came a point in my mid twenties when I realised that Mum and Dad knew some stuff, that they had done the hard yards of life and were worth listening to. Today I don’t agree with parents about everything, I don’t agree with my children about everything, but I am prepared to listen, much more than I ever used to be. Wisdom should span the generations, Lord help me to discern good counsel, whoever it may come from. Amen. . . . . . #souvenirs_de_vie #lifemoments #dailydevotions #followingjesus #memories #wisdom #generationgap #goodcounsel
When you are young everything seems so black and white, right or wrong, as you grower older and hopefully mature, you realise this is not the case, but there are myriad shapes of opinion and view point.