We don’t really understand what we never have to experience.
This explains why the phrase, “Oh, I totally understand what you’re going through,” is SO
HOWEVER… just because someone has not walked in our exact pair of shoes does not
mean that they are unable to offer guidence, insight and assistance.
If someone “who just doesn’t understand you” but is in a position to
help you, attempts to share insight with you and it totally annoys you,
then perhaps the real issue lies within your heart….
and that you’d rather wait for someone to tell you what you want to hear
than listen to wisdom.
“Make plans by seeking advice…” Proverbs 20:18
Hmm, yeah. I think sometimes the problem is NOT that others “don’t really understand,”
but that we don’t really want to hear anything but our own thoughts & ideas.