Posted by: trbccoffeebreak | January 20, 2017

Unpacking Wisdom

jan-20“The proverbs of Solomon son of David, king of Israel:  for attaining wisdom and discipline; for understanding words of insight;”  Proverbs 1:1-2 (NIV)

Experience is a great teacher.  When I started working in an office, I joined a professional organization. I wanted to gain insight on how to be a strong team player.  I wanted to learn the ropes, so I surrounded my sphere of influence with professional women who had years of experience in my field.  As they shared their successes and mistakes, I listened and absorbed their knowledge.   End result – I gained wisdom because they were willing to unpack their business careers to a young inexperienced girl.

Wonder what would happen if we unpacked our spiritual lives and used that influence to impact the people in our lives?  Our world is complex, demanding and ever-changing.  A whole new era of family dynamics has resulted in single parents, step-parents and blended families. Economic challenges have forced tough financial decisions.  Violence has devastated our once peaceful neighborhoods.  Cancer strikes close, and empty chairs fill our homes.  Wouldn’t it be awesome to know that all the stuff that fills our bags could actually be used to encourage and inspire someone else?  Wouldn’t it be incredible if our mistakes prevented someone else from doing the same?

Solomon was the wisest man that ever lived.  Despite his title and wealth, Solomon didn’t hoard away the wisdom that God granted to him – it’s all unpacked in the book of Proverbs. A spiritual life lesson book that conveys the wisdom that God poured into him.  So what are we waiting for – let’s do some spiritual unpacking ourselves and watch to see how God works.

“Father, You have taught us many life lessons – help us to seize opportunities to share Your wisdom with others.”

For His Glory

Janet Martin
TRBC Women’s Life

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