Untamed Wisdom

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Wisdom can come in many shapes and sizes.  In the past few blog posts we have discussed being wild at heart which can move us into a phase of rebellion, but the question is how do we get ourselves to transform into the people we really want to be?  How do we transform our hearts to be full of contentment and joy? At the end of the day having our hearts content is what we are truly striving for in life right?

It all comes down to having wisdom and knowing that’s God’s truth is wisdom.  We will continue to chase our tails trying to find that one thing that makes us happy, until it doesn’t anymore, and then we move onto the next worldly treasure.  We will constantly reside in a state of restlessness because we just don’t know what that missing piece is to be completely joyful.

Why did you run off secretly and deceive me? Why didn’t you tell me, so I could send you away with joy and singing to the music of timbrels and harps? – Genesis 31:27

God wants us to come to him and lay our troubles at His feet so He can carry the burden.  He wants us to whole heartedly seek Him instead of finding temporary satisfactions within the boundaries of this chaotic world.  He wants to set us free with His truth.  His truth being that God sent His one and only son to die for our sins.  To die for our selfishness, to die for people like us even in the midst of our denial. 

I remember when I was looking to fill the void that I had during my rebellious years.  I was so consumed with trying to make me happy that I was desperate to fill that painful need in any way possible, except turn to Jesus.  I ask myself over and over again, why?  I had the answer to my troubles staring me right in the face, and yet I still turned my back and thought that I had a better way.  My way just led to a deeper depression and a deeper longing and desperation to fill that need. 

Then you will know the truth, and the truth will set you free. – John 8:32

The answer to my problems was me being able to fully surrender to God.  The wisdom of truth needed to be planted into my heart and not just my head.  God says that if we fully seek Him then He will show himself to us in ways we could understand.  He will open our eyes and our hearts to His truth and His wisdom. 

But seek first his kingdom and his righteousness, and all these things will be given to you as well. – Matthew 6:33

My challenge to you today is to think about that void you may be feeling.  What are you trying to fill it with?  Is it working or do you find yourself disappointed and looking for something more after a short period of time?  Maybe you run to food for comfort, or alcohol to tune out painful memories and situations.  Maybe you go from one relationship to the next and wondering why none of them work out?  Maybe you go shopping for the next big thing to heighten your status.  Whatever it may be let’s challenge ourselves this week to dig deeper into why we do certain things and whether or not that leaves us feeling empty or joyful. 

If you feel a little more on the empty side I want to encourage you to reach out and pray to our heavenly Father and ask Him to guide you.  Ask Him to show you the truth and teach you His wisdom, and then hold on for the ride of your life as God fills up your heart with joy and laughter.  Loving our God and His son Jesus Christ was the best choice I ever made and it wasn’t until I asked Him to show me Himself did He change my heart to fully surrender to Him.

As God has worked on me over the last few years, it hasn’t always been smooth sailing, but I can finally tell you that I believe that I am transforming into the beautiful butterfly God had intended for me to be.

 

Courtney Kacer (Smith)

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