Insight often comes to visit you when you least expect it.
“Mark my words!” – Rema Whittaker
My grandmother is a fountain of wisdom. She has an arsenal of profound one-liners to suit any situation. If you have a situation, she has a word (or two) of wisdom. When I first heard many of these words of wisdom I was a ‘know it all teenager’ (i.e. a typical teen) and I had the typical teenager’s attitude of “whatever.” (although I would NEVER say it out loud)
In many cases the wisdom was like a depth charge that would explode to reveal its power as a result of time or depth.
- Time – the moment would arise, maybe not that day or the next, but the day would come…
- Depth – at the point in your life when you have matured and have a greater depth of character….
…Unexpected, unannounced and sometimes unwanted…. BOOM! You’re in a situation, eating the bitter fruits of an ill-thought decision – and in your mind the words of wisdom come back to haunt you.
Even at those times, it’s hard not to smile and admit the words of counsel, guidance and direction that are deposited in our lives can pay dividends if they are invested into our lives by applying them.
Not everything that is shared as ‘wisdom’ can or should be taken as law. Your spirit knows, ultimately, what is right for you at the time it is given and sometimes it is a word of wisdom that should be tucked away so that it can be taken out at the right time.
I believe that everyone knows what is ‘right’ and the Bible says,
“They show that the requirements of the law are written on their hearts, their consciences also bearing witness, and their thoughts sometimes accusing them and at other times defending them.” – Romans 2:15
The challenge for us all it to be able to distinguish that voice amongst all of the noise and then to listen to it.
I say all that to say this….
We are surrounded by lessons.
Sometimes they are explicit and are given to us by others.
Sometimes they are implicit and require that we either take a moment to recognise them or that we look inside to get insight.
Puzzle me this, puzzle me that…
Have you ever had a feeling to do something that seemed silly a the time, but worked out really well because you followed your intuition?
Have you taken the time to study that feeling or that voice so that you can distinguish it from the noise?
Take a moment to listen to your inner voice. It’s talking to you right now.