Mama always told me that if I hung out with the wrong people, I would become like them. How true her words were. I watched her warning come to pass in seasons of my life.
There were years when overwhelming loneliness and wanting to fit in trumped reality. I allowed myself to look the other way and align with people who did not have my best interests at heart. Instead of them wearing masks, though, I put masks on them. Tricking myself to think that they were sent to me by God. I worked hard to disguise the truth; believing that their friendship would fill that emptiness so deep inside my soul. I overlooked their weaknesses and their wayward ways. But it was the true state of things that actually existed that eventually caught up with me. Proverbs 1:18 states, “These men lie in wait for their own blood; they ambush only themselves!” This is so true. I set myself up for big-time failure.
Wisdom in all its glory, alerts us to what is hiding in plain sight. As I walk through God’s Word, He reveals that if I align His word with everything and everyone, my life will benefit. Stress will dissipate, peace will take over. You know that feeling you get in the pit of your stomach when you are in the midst of a ‘not good decision’? Well, wisdom doesn’t allow that to happen, which in itself, IS A GODSTOP! Living in wisdom actually allows us to live longer and healthier lives.
As the days in front of me are shorter than the ones behnd, my heart’s desire is to wear wisdom like a beautiful garment, not caring if I fit in. Instead, caring that the pieces of my life’s puzzle fit properly, to make a beautiful picture and walk in the life that God had talked with me about while I was in the womb. Oh, what freedom wisdom brings! And, in the true nature of God, a Father that loves this daughter unconditionally, He has sent me friends that are on the same path. As for me and my house, seeking wisdom will cover the rest of my days.
Creatively His, Sue:)