How are you at getting old?
As I get older, I find that I love routine. If anything changes out of the order that I expect, it sometimes can cause me to get upset or to lose track of what I am thinking. Years ago, I asked God to help me with this and to give me the ability to focus on His will, as well as, to be able to change on a dime if needed. I pray that I do not focus on routine but rather focus on looking at everything, chaotic or not, as being routine.
Teach the older men to be temperate, worthy of respect, self-controlled, and sound in faith, in love and in endurance.
Likewise, teach the older women to be reverent in the way they live, not to be slanderers or addicted to much wine, but to teach what is good. Then they can urge the younger women to love their husbands and children, to be self-controlled and pure, to be busy at home, to be kind, and to be subject to their husbands, so that no one will malign the word of God.
Similarly, encourage the young men to be self-controlled. In everything set them an example by doing what is good. In your teaching show integrity, seriousness and soundness of speech that cannot be condemned, so that those who oppose you may be ashamed because they have nothing bad to say about us. Titus 2:2-8 (NIV)
Can you handle change with the ability to be temperate, worthy of respect, self-controlled, with sound faith, love, and endurance? Do the young look up to you so that you can guide them? Do you meet with the young so that you can evaluate these verses?
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