Are you going to spend the rest of your life trying to change people?
Learn to read the Bible in context! Samuel was once a boy who could not convince Eli to address the latter’s son. What Samuel may not know is that Eli tried for so long until he stopped attempting. Hophni and Phinehas were not ready for changes. Then, Samuel’s turn came as a father to Joel and Abijah , and he was faced with a similar dilemma as that of Eli. Did these men make any efforts to straighten their sons? Absolutely!
But the question is, can you change people? Think of Pharaoh, or think of Judas Iscariot who was surnamed the son of destruction. Some are destined to be as chaotic as they are and no matter how hard you try, they are not going to turn a new leaf. You can pray from now until eternity; they will never change.
Rather than trying, why not focus on yourself and move on. Change your life first, change everything you don’t want to be, and you will see that all your efforts on you will not be in vain. God alone, can turn people’s lives around, and not you.
Don’t waste your time trying to change people who are not willing to change. It’s useless. Let Jehovah handle them.