Reminding me to stop trying to fit my plan into God’s, instead of taking the path that has been laid before me, is a daily struggle. Wisdom to know the difference is a life long journey.
I wonder if that is why the stereotypical very old Asian man is associated with wisdom. They have taken the journey and have become wise. Not because they know more but they have chosen time and time again and know which path would be better than most. Plus, sitting under a mimosa tree, high in the lower Himalayas, in deep meditation, while being asked age old mysteries, is just kinda cool.
The wise don’t become that way because they have done everything perfect their whole life. I think the wisest are the ones who have made the most mistakes, AND chosen to keep going to find out the better way. They also have surrounded themselves with those who would both encourage and challenge them. And they simply wouldn’t take no for an answer.
A wise man builds his house on a rock (Matthew 7:24). The only true God is wise (Romans 16:27). Be careful the wisdom you follow, because even God’s foolishness is wiser than men (1 Corinthians 1:25).
A wise person is always in the posture of learning. To continuously be the student is a long lasting perspective that will serve God so that you can server others well.
A wise old owl lived in an oak
The more he saw the less he spoke
The less he spoke the more he heard.
Why can’t we all be like that wise old bird?
My friends and I are doing it again this year: Blogging during Lent. I guess crazy sticks together. Love it! More than forty days, with just as many words, and five different perspectives. See what the others have said: