We mentioned wisdom when covering the character of teach-ability, but there is so much more to know and "understand" about wisdom. Having wisdom in most cases comes with age. There are times when you hear the phrase, "he/she is wise beyond their years." Even from that phrase, you can see that age is a factor. So many times I have said that if I could go back now to my earlier years and know the things I know now, I would do things differently. Why is that? I have gained wisdom that only comes from having experienced many things...good and bad.
Not all of those experiences came while I was young, many of them were experienced after the age of 40. Yes, that's right 40! There was a period of time in my life when I allowed emotions to run a muck and dictate how I handled situations. I was foolish and selfish with how I dealt with my emotions causing grief that would never have taken place if I had allowed the opposite of these "feelings" take over. The opposite of being emotional, selfish and foolish is wisdom. Wisdom is a treasure for all time and for every situation that you face.
So how do we develop wisdom and get rid of those ugly "fruits" in our lives? We replace them with the fruits of the Spirit and walk in them. We are to be realistic, yet bold and daring, be shrewd and cautious with the realization that with God all things are possible. ALL things not some things...ALL things are possible with God. He can make the ugly pretty again...I know that in my own life. He has taken those ugly selfish things and made them new again by giving me a fresh start in my walk with Him. It is never too late to be wise in your relationships and your decisions. Realize your wisdom comes from above and is pure and without hypocrisy. Allow that wisdom to replace all the foolishness. Develop that character of wisdom in your life so that you can make good solid decisions every single day of your life. And remember...Wisdom is a treasure!
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