You don’t know as much as you used to

That may be the most profound thing I’ve heard all week. One of our pastors delivered that line yesterday in a sermon on maturity. He asked his life long friend to tell how he had observed his growth and the answer was “That’s easy, you don’t know as much as you used to. You always had to be right but now you don’t”. 

Isn’t that the truth for all of us?

In our 20’s we know it all. We’re educated, seasoned and certain about a lot of things. We can look at new parents and tell them what we learned about parenting in school. We can share our wisdom and knowledge freely with those who obviously don’t know the facts. 

In our 30’s we still sure but that thing about parenting might not have been all there was to know and we discovered that when we had kids. I’ve heard most of parenting is just asking “why is this wet?!”. That may be closer to the truth than we would like to admit.

In our 40’s we find out we didn’t know as much about money as we thought when we start to do the math about retirement. If we had saved a bit more in our 20’s it would have been better.

I can keep going but I think you get the point. I’m in my 60’s now and finding out I don’t know nearly as much as I thought I did. I’m less certain about things and yet more comfortable and confident as I learn a few principles that produce the results I need and want.

So, no video today or music but just a question. What are you less certain of today that you had all figured out in your 20’s? You don’t have to answer the question in public but instead just marinate on it and see what you find.

BTW if you want to hear the rest of the message that thought came from you can go here.

Thanks for listening,
Jerry Robertson
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