Wisdom Is Her Name
"Trust in the LORD with all your heart and lean not on your own understanding; in all your ways acknowledge him, and he will make your paths straight. Do not be wise in your own eyes…blessed is the man who finds wisdom…she is a tree of life to those who embrace her; those who lay hold of her will be blessed" Pro 3:5-7, 13, 18.
Once upon a time there was a beautiful tree named Wisdom. She had been planted in love by her master before she could even remember. At first her shoots were small but very healthy, to be followed by years of grander growth. The tiny buds she offered were progressive and cumulative transforming into beautiful blooms and fruit. Her master knew what kind of fruit tree she would become but she didn’t know until it came to fruition. She gave herself to the master from the beginning, and although she had thoughts of her own as to what she would become, she stood firm in that soil. She allowed the one who had planted her many years ago to determine her future, her blooms and her fruit.
God formed every one of us with His tender hands and planted us in this world on a specific day. Every day since then has been mindfully orchestrated through His supreme wisdom, wisdom He desires to share with us. But we were also created with minds of our own, acting up our own perceptions and conclusions. We convince ourselves through our own calculations and fears that we know what is up ahead. We embrace our limited knowledge instead of embracing the all knowing wisdom of a beautiful Father who has already worked everything out.
Just because we see the loose threads of life doesn’t mean that God isn’t using those to mend a different garment for our lives. Our limited knowledge and perception is only that…our perception rooted in theory. My commentary states that by acknowledging God’s wisdom over our own, God will provide the path to our desires. To acknowledge His wisdom is to be ever mindful of God and serve Him with a willing and faithful heart, being confident in wherever He is taking us. Through leaning on His wisdom, the obstacles in our pathway will be removed and will bring us to God's best in His timing. When we lean on Him we embrace the wisdom that will bring in the blessings. When we lean on our own wisdom we bring in fear, insecurity and overwhelming disorientation.
May we trust the One who planted us and lay hold of the wisdom that there is an orchestrated day for every movement under the heavens. ‘There is a time for everything, and a season for every activity under heaven…a time to embrace and a time to refrain…He has made everything beautiful in its time’ Eccl 3:1,5,11.