Hi Ethel I’m going to try give it go.
The man is the Lord, whom you once held in high esteem, or still do.
The woman I think is wisdom, trying to tell you, that what ever you are busy with, don’t rely on your own wisdom or understanding, those who are last will be first. You need to let go of the striving and allow the Lord to do it, and trust in his timing.
I hope this helps