Well today got off to an eventful start. I had a meeting scheduled at a café and was a few minutes early so pulled out my phone and started reading from Proverbs 3. A woman was leaving the café carrying a baby in her car seat carrier in one hand and bag of coffee in the other when she slipped on something and fell. I rushed over with a couple of others and helped her up. She was slightly shaken but okay and thankfully the baby was Okay. A few moments later another mum and toddler walked towards the café entrance as the Mother was saying to her son watch the step. He didn’t hear her in time, tripped and fell. Mum was quick to react and picked him up as they continued on into the café no real dramas there. So I continued on reading through Proverbs and this is what I read (I’m not kidding).
Proverbs 3:21-24 (NIV)
21 My son, do not let wisdom and understanding out of your sight, preserve sound judgment and discretion; 22 they will be life for you, an ornament to grace your neck. 23 Then you will go on your way in safety, and your foot will not stumble. 24 When you lie down, you will not be afraid; when you lie down, your sleep will be sweet.
Now I’m not suggesting that this was all orchestrated by God as a way to emphasise a point but through these coincidental events a point was made.
Wisdom and understanding, sound judgement and discretion when we value these things, when we make them a priority in our lives we guard ourselves from stumbling.
So how do we gain wisdom?
James 1:5 says " 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."
But there is another alternative. We can get alongside others who have it. Even if it’s just a little bit more than us and learn from them.
One of the greatest keys in living a successful life is to always remain teachable. To never think you have it all or you understand it all. There is always someone who can help you grow.
So today why not step out and try it.
1. Ask God for Wisdom
2. Find someone to connect with who has a little more wisdom than you.
It's through Wisdom that we learn and grow and it will guard us from stumbling.
Cheering you on,
Nu and Taua.