Wisdom for change

By Larry Platner

Day 12

But the wisdom from above is first of all pure. It is also peace loving, gentle at all times, and willing to yield to others. It is full of mercy and the fruit of good deeds. It shows no favouritism and is always sincere. NLT

James 3:17

Navigating change takes a lot of wisdom. Do you rely on your own or that of others or do you seek the wisdom of God? Yes you should consider your own common sense and the wisdom of others. However, you must sift this wisdom for what is of the world and constricted by your own fears and anxieties, and what is of God.

The thing about God’s wisdom is that it often requires a step of faith to follow. It seems impractical or even foolish yet it is pure and seeks your best. If you insist on relying on your own wisdom then you are pretty much on your own. If you submit your wisdom, your plans, to God and ask for his wisdom, then you have Him at your side.

Are you willing to seek and follow the wisdom of God, even when it seems foolish or impractical?

Isaiah 55:8    “My thoughts are nothing like your thoughts,” says the Lord. “And my ways are far beyond anything you could imagine.  9  For just as the heavens are higher than the earth, so my ways are higher than your ways and my thoughts higher than your thoughts.  NLT