Wisdom: the ability to say I have no clue.
What is wisdom, really?
I think when I say I’m “wise” about something, I lose my humility. I mean, are wise people experts? I think back to so many things where I felt like I was the “expert.” And in those moments, my emotions got the best of me, and I began acting the part. I talked a lot (And, maybe I still do…but I’m working on it!), shared my opinion, felt I knew what I was truly talking about. But was I wise?
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.”
I’ve learned a lot about wisdom and humility in the last few weeks because I have no idea what the future holds. I’m facing a future that I have no wisdom about. And I’m okay with it. It’s been a very strange feeling. I’ve not worried about “when” or “what if,” but I’m patiently waiting to find out.
Enter humility. In the peace and calm, I’ve looked to how to help, or how to spend my time productively. And in all reality, it’s taken me about 3-4 weeks to get here. I don’t want to be the “all-knowing,” but the “all-willing.” I want to make a difference. I want to ask God daily to show me how.
So, what is wisdom? The ability to say I don’t know. But what I do know, is when I ask God, He beautifully fills my life and shows me how to humble myself before Him.
Humility is pretty simple:
1. Spend time listening to others. 2. Practice mindfulness, and focus on the present. 3. Be grateful for what you have. 4. Ask for help when you need it. 5. Seek feedback from others on a regular basis.
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