In one of my previous posts, I wrote that you should let people make mistakes.
The reason for that comes back to God's gift to mankind, which is freewill.
I am in a situation where I have the knowledge, skill and expertise to solve a big mess. Unfortunately, the people in charge will not listen to me and insist on doing things their own way.
There is a time for patience, and even obedience and then there are issues of boundaries--I am not in charge of your life. You are in charge of your own life and you must face the consequences of your actions. That is the inevitable result of free will.
I actually understand more of how God feels so frustrated with his children. Sometimes they just go their own way, and yet God cannot do anything... and they must experience the consequences of their own actions.
I am sorely tempted as the words of proverbs say: "I will laugh when disaster befalls you."
Yet, in all circumstances give thanks. Learn from it.
I must learn in which areas do I consistently experience negative consequences. What wisdom do I not have? Who would have the wisdom to guide me correctly? Or do I have the wisdom but am not obeying it correctly?