There are a lot of things in life that may be difficult to explain but when we see it, it is clear. This becomes evident when we ask someone to define something like "maturity" and they usually describe (not define but describe) something or someone who is "immature". Ask them to define "self-control" and they describe someone who is out of control. We are great at seeing the flaws in others and not necessarily the talents and gifts. We unfortunately also fail to see the flaws in ourselves and therefore are slow to fix those flaws.
Lord, help me to be perceptive enough to see when I am "aimless" and "beating the air" when I need to show discipline, maturity, direction and self-control.