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God’s Wisdom vs. the World’s Foolishness

Worldly wisdom says we should probably choose one problem area and work on that. When we have that in place we should choose another problem area and work on that.

1 Corinthians 3:19 “For the wisdom of this world is foolishness with God. For it is written,

He taketh the wise in their own craftiness.”

As I mentioned in my last post, during our yearly planning time in January we found ourselves going in the wrong direction in several areas of our lives. We repented and turned around and are attempting to walk by faith in the areas where we feel the Lord has impressed on us that we have been disobedient.

Worldly wisdom says we should probably choose one problem area and work on that. When we have that in place we should choose another problem area and work on that.

However, we have five areas that the Lord has been speaking to us about for a couple of years. He has given us very simple ways to correct these areas, yet we have failed again and again to be consistent in any of them.

It does seem foolish to attempt to correct them all at once, yet that is exactly what we felt the Lord instructing us to do. We have a month under our belts now, so I thought I would give you a progress report.

Matthew 11:28-30 KJ “Come unto me, all ye that labour and are heavy laden, and I will give you rest. Take my yoke upon you, and learn of me; for I am meek and lowly in heart: and ye shall find rest unto your souls. For my yoke is easy, and my burden is light.”

God’s ways are easy and His burdens are light. That really sums up this past month for me.

We are finding that walking in the plans the Lord has set before us is much easier than walking in disobedience. I know that sounds simplistic, but think about a time when you were disobedient. The guilt alone drags you down and you feel lethargic about everything. Disobedience in one area causes you to feel like a failure in many areas.

So, are we a perfect family now? No way! We still stumble and fall frequently, but we are doing much better in these areas than we have in the past and we’ve finished our first month. I’ve heard a lot of times that it takes 30 days to make something a habit so I’m hopeful that we are on our way to establishing good habits in these areas.

I will post again in a few days and share some of the ways we are working on our problem areas – I hope to be bold enough to share what areas we are working on as well.

I’d love to hear some areas you or your family struggle with – just leave me a comment. Perhaps some of the changes we are making will work for you too.

Your prayers would be greatly appreciated as we continue to work these changes into our lives.

Finding Joy in the Journey,


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  • Tania
    Posted March 22, 2011 at 4:21 AM

    Thanks for the insightful information.

  • jane
    Posted February 19, 2011 at 12:00 AM

    One area that we have been working on this year is family harmony. It seems we treat our friends better than our family that we live with. That needs to change. I am a yeller and want to stop. I want a meek and quiet spirit in me and my home.

    Watching the Duggars, when we had cable, was a blessing to see how she kept a happy spirit and the great harmony they displayed on TV.

    I am reading more books and reading on the Internet sites like this one to help me. We are back in our Wisdom Books and that has really helped too.

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