Find Your Piece
From Proverbs 19
Hope from Today's Reading:
"Listen to advice and accept instruction, that you may gain wisdom in the future." (Proverbs 19:20 ESV)
Did you hear that?
When someone asks that question, the first thing we do is go still. Get quiet. Listen.
Maybe we should do the same thing when our minds reel with questions like, What should I do? How should I manage this? What's my next step? To answer questions like these, we need wisdom. And to get wisdom, the book of Proverbs teaches again and again, we need to listen:
"Whoever listens to me will dwell secure and will be at ease, without dread of disaster.” (1:33)
“And now, O sons, listen to me: blessed are those who keep my ways." (8:32)
"The way of a fool is right in his own eyes, but a wise man listens to advice." (12:15)
"The ear that listens to life-giving reproof will dwell among the wise." (15:31)
Listening means making deliberate space (preferably daily) in a busy, hectic, noise-filled schedule. It means going still long enough to see what's really there, to see more than the broad picture, to see to the very heart of things and find what's making the noise, what's leaving you unsettled, what's causing you pain or keeping you from full, turn-it-around healing—sometimes the piece you're missing is as small as a buzzing bee.
But with wisdom, with God's help, and with an ear in tune to what He's saying and how He's leading, you'll find your piece—and your peace. Wisdom makes a real difference.