I may have made a fashion faux pas today. I went the entire day feeling pretty good about my choice of ankle length pants and heels until I came home.
My five-year-old daughter eyed me as I walked into the garage and said, “Mommy, heels with pants and a shirt…it doesn’t look good.”
When did she grow up and learn to appreciate style?
Her comment reminded me of myself when I was young. I am guilty of correcting my parents when they said a word incorrectly or their accent was slightly off. My brother, sister, and I would say, “Dad! That’s not how you say that!” Then, Dad would say, “Well, you move to a new country, learn a new language, and earn a degree! I know three languages….”
He got us there…
Why do we feel that we know more than our parents? We start learning a thing or two from TV, friends, or school, and then we think we gained a little wisdom and start educating our elders.
Wisdom is an interesting thing.
According to the dictionary, wisdom includes knowledge, experience, and good judgement.
Do you find it fascinating that Solomon, the wisest man to ever live, made a “wise”choice even in asking for wisdom? Before God even granted his request, Solomon showed discernment. He tells us in Proverbs 3 (one of my favorite verses), “Trust in the Lord with all your heart, and lean not on your own understanding.” (Proverbs 3:5)
I have been dealing with a major decision at work for the past week. What I decide to do can affect many people, and I am at a crossroads. I have sought advice from colleagues and my family, but I know that what gives me the most peace about what I will finally do is God’s wisdom.
Is there something you are facing, and you don’t know what to do?
James 1:5 says, “If any of you lacks wisdom, let him ask God, who give generously….and it will be given…”
Bury yourself in God’s Word and truly seek him. You can’t go wrong when you have sought God and his wisdom. You can depend on his guidance, and he will give you the right direction to take…”and make your paths straight.” (Proverbs 3:6)