It is hard to know how to move forward in certain circumstances. The answers are just naturally not within us. Go into any bookstore today and you will find whole sections of how to books. How to fix cars, how to win friends and influence people, how to be happy, how to be successful. Self help book publishing is a multi-million dollar industry.
Life is a mystery that is not solved in a book. Every day brings new challenges and new opportunities to succeed or struggle. Who do you depend on for wisdom? Where do you go for instruction?
I recently picked up a book that I thought would help me with the business. I had heard wonderful things about the book, it was advertised on my favorite radio show, and its author promised that by reading this book I would know how to take my business to the next level. I got about 2/3 of the way into it before I finally gave up, I was looking for direction and wisdom in the wrong place. That is not to say there aren’t places for these types of books, but this one did not line up with my business or the direction I am trying to take it. I was searching the pages for something that would fit my unique situation and it became frustrating. I was seeking wisdom and knowledge but the book was empty.
How often do we look to others in the hopes that they will have the wisdom to help us in the mysteries of our own lives? How often do we forget that the Lord is our source of strength and wisdom, that all knowledge is folly and that He is the only one who knows us? He knows us inside and out, our past, our future, and our every thought.
Depend on the Lord’s wisdom as you face life’s mysteries.
“My frame was not hidden from you when I was made in the secret place, when I was woven together in the depths of the earth. Your eyes saw my unformed body; all the days ordained for me were written in your book before one of them came to be. How precious to me are your thoughts, God! How vast is the sum of them! Were I to count them, they would outnumber the grains of sand—when I awake, I am still with you” (Psalm 139:15-16)