(Pro 19:20 KJV) Hear counsel, and receive instruction, that thou mayest be wise in thy latter end.
I don’t know about you but I want a pill that will take care of it now, not a principle that will craft tomorrow. When I make chili I open a can of beans rather than soak them over night. I have never made tomato sauce from scratch. So many things cause me to say, “Why bother?”
Wisdom does not develop over night. Notice the emphasis here on the “later end” (rest of your days NASB) (319). A growing wisdom does not make the past right. It does not undo our mistakes. It does not forgive our sins. God’s grace takes care of those things. What wisdom does is develop our future. As the NASB says it brings wisdom in the “rest of your days.”
So? Don’t give up because you have not arrived. When the kids at school point out that I am old I tell them it is a reward that comes with time. Many people never achieve it. God has plans. Make sure you are developing the character for them.