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Wisdom With Age

Senior Pastor Bill Hayden
Date Published: 
Friday, November 9, 2018

     Some say, "The older you get, the wiser you become" or "Wisdom comes with age." I'm sure there is some truth in those statements, however some people never learn.

     Situations occur in life whereby we can hopefully learn and gain wisdom, but not all experiences lead to that. If a person or something isn’t good for you why put up with that person or whatever it is, but we do, over and over again. There was a young man that came into my life during the late 70’s. His personality was over-the-top, and when he went home, it was as if all of the blood running through my veins was drawn from my body. I had to go to a quiet place to recuperate. My two young children did not require the amount of energy that he withdrew from my wife and I. He made it his business to come over around dinner time, full of complaints and hungry for my wife’s cooking. He was a young, single man requiring a lot of attention. Eventually, we had to wean him from his weekly visits. 

     Now that I’m older with some health issues, like some of us living here, I have learned to give people who are hyper a limited amount of my time in order to maintain a healthy balance for myself. I have to take care of myself so I can take care of others and not waste the little time I have on this planet. 

     If stress is contributing to your well-being, you have to take the appropriate action to protect yourself and it doesn’t matter if people don’t understand. It may appear to others, who disregarded the amount of your time you gave them in the past, that you have become apathetic. 

     Let’s be wise and value each other’s time because no one knows how much time the other person has. “Therefore, as we have the opportunity, let us do good to all, especially to those who are of the household of faith.”  (Galatians 6:10 NKJV)

     We will always value your time and not waste it! Please join us at the Villages Community Chapel in the Cribari Auditorium each Sunday from 10 a.m. to 11 a.m. Our chapel is a place for Needs to be Met, Faith to be Affirmed and People to Love. We would love to meet you. To learn more about the Villages Community Chapel visit our website at where you can hear previous and current Sunday Sermons.