With age comes experience, with God comes wisdom.

With age comes experience, with God comes wisdom.

I’m not who I want to be, but I’m not who I once was. Which got me thinking, with age comes experience, with God comes wisdom.

You can imagine the surprise I brought myself after I uttered the words over the phone to my best friend, “I love who I am now more than ever before, I wish I could have been this version of myself long ago”. Surprised because I never imagined loving life more now than the “good ole days”. 

The truth of the matter is, I’m not as foolish as I one was. Thank God for that! Life has given me a lot of experience and God has given me wisdom. With these facts combined, I value who I am today and I truly appreciate the time I have left.

39 years of experience

I’m turning 40 this year and you know what I realize that’s so great about that? Even though I’m still growing into who God designed me to be, I have wisdom. I didn’t have wisdom 10-20 years ago and boy did my life show it. 

I’ve never related to the cliche “no regrets” in fact, I have plenty of regrets. I would venture to say that regrets are a part of life, for most. But, the amazing thing is, I have been redeemed! That means I am not defined by my past, so although I have regrets, I no longer live in shame.

You know that pivotal moment in life when you become the adult you used to hear as a child and you find yourself saying, “I wish I knew then, what I know now”. Or you tell your child “trust me, I’m trying to save you from making the same mistakes I made”. 

It was in those moments that I truly understood how I must have tortured my parents. I’m deeply sorry mom and dad!

So now, I teach my kids to remember to “always begin with the end in mind” if they could just put that into action before making choices, they could save themselves the consequences of regret. I know it takes a certain level of maturity for a child to think that way. I’m not naive but I am hopeful 🙂

When I was a child, I spoke as a child, I understood as a child, I thought as a child; but when I became a man, I put away childish things. 1 Corinthians 13:11

I have changed throughout my life, I’ve learned from my mistakes and the mistakes of others and I’ve been willing to grow. Part of “growing up” has to include transforming or maturing. That may be obvious, but admit it, we all know some people who never seem to grow up.

I don’t think the same way I used to (therefore through growth) my actions nowadays support who I’ve grown to be. I certainly don’t have it all together and I’m still open to taking a hard look at myself in the mirror, acknowledge and do the work it takes to transform into the woman God has called me to be.

Godly wisdom

The application of knowledge births wisdom. 

Friends, I have life experience, but it’s wisdom that is changing my life.

The bible says that wisdom is the ability to live life skillfully.

This application gives me direction and the answers I need to live life with purpose. Wisdom is not allowing emotion to dictate my life. As an emotional being, this has led me to being more open minded and reconsidering my emotions based on facts and not emotion based circumstances.

Wisdom is my continual motivation in life when I’m surrounded by depression, addiction, disease, disorder, death, dysfunction, evil and hate. Wisdom is God within me, manifested through my thoughts and actions.

Wisdom, the application of scriptural knowledge, from the Creator of the heavens and the earth.  Through His wisdom we are given a pathway to peace. He who finds wisdom, finds life, more abundantly.

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