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.