I have grown up to realise that this scripture is true and that many events and experiences of my life reflect this.
I have a few experiences that when I look back I say to myself, indeed I was still a child and thought like one.
Statements like, suffer together and prosper together???When I was 22 I took this literally to mean I must suffer and the process of suffering didn’t sound like a good idea. At that stage of my life I focused more on speaking life, guarding your mind not to speak negative for out of the abundance of the heart the mouth speaketh, you are what you think and speak etc. So speaking suffering over my life, lol I had no idea neither did I fully comprehend the meaning of such expressions.
I also didn’t understand the yin yan explanation, what? I have some bad and some good in me, what, I am the temple of the Holy Spirit, it cannot be. I wasn’t ready to comprehend Paul when he says , what I must do I do not do, yet what I don’t want to do, I do …..
So I realise now that I was young and felt every truthful thing must be said, every known secret must be exposed. Thankfully all those things I wanted to say that I felt like needed to be said, I would discuss with my mother and on all of them I felt strongly about, yet I never went out of my way to disobey her advice.
I have used this analysis a lot as I write, I was young, and I didn’t know any better.
This has come to make me thoroughly understand Maya Angelou’s, When you know better, you do better.
I know better now, I understand better now, so I do better….and I know for sure that ten years from now it will still be same, because I am in journey after all. No rush