Reflections of a Believer
Sometimes I wonder where the sweet spot is between wisdom and faith.
The Bible tells us, “He says, “Be still, and know that I am God; I will be exalted among the nations, I will be exalted in the earth.” Psalms 46:10 NIV Therefore, we know that our God will move on our behalf, but the Bible also tells us, “Get wisdom, get understanding; do not forget my words or turn away from them. Do not forsake wisdom, and she will protect you; love her, and she will watch over you. The beginning of wisdom is this: Get wisdom. Though it cost all you have, get understanding.” Proverbs 4:5-7 NIV
The truth is, I am struggling with a decision. One that is very close to my heart. I wonder, at what point do you use the wisdom and knowledge that God has blessed you with and make a decision that may appear to others to show a lack of faith.
Now, I must say, the opinion of others is not my hold up. No, I want to make the right choice because this decision is one that will affect more than just myself—therein lies my stalemate.
See, I fully believe that God can and will protect us, but I also know that there are internal factors at play that do not sit well with me. So, where is that middle ground between wisdom and faith?
As I was contemplating the facts of my particular situation, no true answer came to me despite praying for one. So, here I am, contemplating and praying; unfortunately, as of today, I have no clear answer.
That being said, I have heard my pastor say many times, if you have a decision to make and you hear no clear answer, make a decision, and God will back you. So, why am I having such a hard time making this decision? I’m not sure. I guess, with a decision of this magnitude, I just keep second-guessing myself.
So, today, I will pray I find that sweet spot, the one that lies between wisdom and faith, and I will make a decision.
I pray for wisdom and faith to intersect in such a way that I and anyone facing the same burden will have a clear answer on what to do. I pray your hand be upon us and guide us onto the path you have laid out for each of us. Amen