There are great life mistakes and I believe that was the reason that may have influenced Solomon to make the statement he made in Ecclesiastes 12:1, which says “Remember now your Creator in the days of your youth, Before the difficult days come, And the years draw near when you say, “I have no pleasure in them”
But then I realized that there are many regrets of some old men who came to know God in their old age. When they looked back to yesteryear, they start to regret that they wasted their youthful age, which they would have used to serve God.
Others are regretting that what they are suffering in their old age is the mistakes they made when they were young even though they never accepted that they were wrong at the time when they were doing those things.
In this segment of our study, we shall be exploring some life great mistakes of all ages that we should learn to avoid unless we end up regretting as well at a later age.
The first of such mistakes of all ages is not remembering our God in our youth. For that reason, those who failed to remember their God, especially in their youth, may currently be living lifestyles that are for themselves and indulging in sinful pleasures.
Such people only live for pleasure in their youth until they have wasted their lives. You always see such people living false lifestyles of fantasy and seeming to be mocking God with their lifestyle until their youthful age and life are wasted.
One other life mistake some are making, both young and old, is romancing with our mortal enemy whose mission is to destroy us. The devil is our mortal enemy, but he tries to provide us with sinful pleasures, mostly $exual pleasures that many are embracing.
Apostle Paul puts it this way in 2 Corinthians 2:11 where he says, “lest Satan should take advantage of us; for we are not ignorant of his devices”. Because some people are ignorant of the devices of the devil, they never knew that they are busy romancing him and his sinful pleasures.
Another mistake of all ages is walking in the counsel of the ungodly, standing in the path of sinners, and as well as sitting in the seat of the scornful, which Psalm 1:1 warned us against.
According to Psalms 1:1, it puts it this way saying, Blessed is the man Who walks not in the counsel of the ungodly, Nor stands in the path of sinners, Nor sits in the seat of the scornful.
In today’s world of social media, some people never realize that they are foolishly following the counsel of the ungodly when they are following some people who have no mission or destination in life. For that reason, they will in turn actually arrive at nowhere themselves.
Many destinies have been pushed to the gutter simply as a result of following the counsel of the ungodly. The same equally happens to those who are standing in the path of sinners, and as well as sitting in the seat of the scornful;
That leads us to the next mistake of all ages, which is stopping our journey in life because we are following another man that is going nowhere or without any definite destination in mind.
While writing this article, I remembered the message of one man of God who said that he learned a bitter lesson in life never to follow another man that is going nowhere or without a definite destination.
According to that man of God, he said that he arrived at the airport by 8:00 AM for a flight to one foreign country scheduled to depart by 9:00 am. However, he met an old university friend, and they sat at the local wing of the airport and were gisting and charting for over an hour. It was at about 10:45 that his friend had a call and decided to leave.
It was at that time he remembered to ask the friend which country he was going to. To his shock, the friend told him that he was going nowhere but only brought his uncle who was traveling to America.
It was then that the pastor realizing that his friend was not traveling ran to the international wing of the airport to complain why the delay in the departure going to Japan.
The airport official then asked him where he was when his flight was called several times that he was late, saying that the flight took off by 9:30 after a 30-minute delay and that the next flight to that country will be in 2 days’ time.
This life story is to show you the mistake of following another man who is going nowhere or arriving at any definite destination because we will end up as well arriving at nowhere in life or missing great opportunities in life.
Finally, I wish to say that in this kingdom today, some Christians are guilty of some of these mistakes. One of such mistakes, that is rampant today is walking in the counsel of the ungodly, standing in the path of sinners, and as well as sitting in the seat of the scornful;
Some may never realize that they are walking in the counsel of the ungodly when they allow the opinion of the ungodly to influence their activities and decisions in life.
Today, some people have no personal opinion themselves but are sheepishly following the opinion of others who are mostly ungodly. For instance, some daughters of Jezebel and men with reprobate minds conspire to rubbish some men of God and some believe their false stories.
I ask you, the stories you hear and believe about some men and women of God, do you take time to confirm that they are true or not? That is equally the way to believe false information about their destiny helpers.
Please ensure that information on which you base your decisions and actions is not the counsel of the ungodly. That is the reason the Bible said that every man should be persuaded in life. You should learn to form your own personal opinion, rather than foolishly follow the unconfirmed opinion of others. Shalom!