Some gifts from God of wisdom involve speaking a certain truth at just the right time for the right reasons. Other gifts of wisdom from God involve silence at the right time for the right reason. And the highest level of wisdom gift from God involves knowing which to do when. All wisdom has God involved. And He is free to give these precious gifts to whomever humbly asks Him.
It is not a lost cause if wisdom has been elusive for anyone, just reveals a prideful heart. One humble prayer prayed in faith of God’s answer separates the unwise from the wise.❤
I have never been a genius, but I have always been intelligent. I have not always been wise, but I have always been intelligent. I have not always applied my intelligence. God gave me a good mind, a quick one, one that reasons well and thinks fast, witty. But that speed of thought and high IQ never served me when I was thinking in my heart selfishly. When I was proud and self-serving, my intelligence was not able to be applied to the people around me. It was strong enough to carry me well but not strong enough to make a difference to others. Intelligence only becomes wisdom with God’s help and with humility and love or God and love of others. Then wisdom happens. It is always a reward from God and always an answer to a humble prayer. Then, with God and the right heart, intelligence converts into wisdom and even genius. ❤
The wisdom and maturity of a person is seen in their use of silence. Silence is magnificent when necessity dictates it and is a blatant sin of omission in other arenas. Wisdom and maturity to know which is which comes from God in His Word, the Bible, we can read or from the Holy Spirit in our minds and hearts when humbly asked. God is the only source of this level of wisdom and maturity in the dedicated and n intentional art of silence. Let us ask Him continually and read His Word continually to get this one right. It is magnificent when done well and speaks volumes when done well consistently. Timing is God’s puppy. We need Him for it and may we represent Him well in doing so.❤
When you focus only on yourself, you limit your solution, thoughts, wisdom, etc to that which you already possess. Deeper reflection on self will never change that. You are then as far as you can go.
When you serve others, ponder God, read His Word, speak to others, you can learn infinitely more and grow in leaps and bounds in eternal ways. ❤
Busy moments are mostly behind us now and I am gradually catching up on chores and getting back to full days of school and house cleaning and groceries. There certainly are a lot of “normal” duties this housewife handles. Thank God for watering my garden for me as the poor neglected plants would have looked their neglect if it weren’t for God who sent rain and cared for them. A little weeding and we’ll be back on track there. And I caught up on great blogs I had missed… thankfully they were in print and saved for me to catch up on.
These were busy 2 weeks. That was an understatement. I ignored all tech and my phone for days, just did life and birthday parties (that I make a lot of) and dinners and meetings, some consults, starting the Christmas songs with the kids at church (making me the kids choir director now), pe coaching, missionary meeting in Avon Park, Busch Gardens, homemade pies and cakes for birthdays, sticking to my diet so cooking separately for my meals, baseball games, fasting and prayer, all so hectic and crazy.
And the biggest take – away from busy times in life is this:… (dramatic pause… deep breath)… God is with me wherever I go and I can talk to Him all the time. So simple. He loves the big things we do for Him and the million tiny things we do for Him. We just keep Him first. And I used to get behind in my spirit when I got busy and as a leader and worker by nature, busy used to be distractions away from God. But praise God, He has transformed and corrected that thinking and helped me embrace how He made me. I am His and He is always with me. And my busy is worship to Him because I include Him in it all and keep Him first and most n important in my mind and heart. ❤