The dictionary definition of wisdom is “the quality of having experience, knowledge, and good judgement; the quality of being wise.” To often we attempt to answer a question because we want to be known as knowledgeable, when in fact we waffle and a simple answer of I don’t know would have been better. Let’s practice wisdom with the words, I don’t know. Knowing yourself and having the humility to say I don’t know is a positive step to being wise.
If any of you lacks wisdom, you should ask God, who gives generously to all without finding fault, and it will be given to you.
James 1 v 5 (NIV)
Father, take me to the place
where I am saved from my pride and arrogance
and Christ’s humility is centre stage,
where I’m lifting up clean hands
and a pure heart to You.
Take me to the place
where I’m no longer looking at the mountains I face
but looking down upon them,
where I can see clearly and my decisions are flooded
with Your light, truth and justice.
I bend my knee and receive Your truth
I open my ears to receive Your counsel
I open my heart to receive Your eternal wisdom.