Thursday, February 18, 2016

I Need Wisdom


Something, or someone, has robbed me of all kinds of wisdom.

Twenty-seven years ago when I was a senior in high school, I knew SO MUCH.
As in, I was even smarter than my parents. (OH, they knew nothing!)
I knew what a senior in high school should be able to do.
I knew what was reasonable (and UN-reasonable) for a parent to ask of an almost-adult.
I could list off rationalizations for why one ought to be able to go here (or there), to do this (or that) - regardless of what parental units thought was wise. (Did I mention, they knew nothing? From what I could tell, I figured they had never even been teenagers!)
Fortunately, I was also a fairly good liar. And since I earned high grades and had a goody-goody reputation, I could make my way around the ridiculous restrictions they put upon me. It was a good thing, too. After all, they knew nothing and how else was I going to make it through my senior year?

So anyway, everything was favorable back when I knew it all.

But, alas, I have a senior in high school and it is becoming very clear to me that now he is the one who knows everything. As in - he rolls his eyes, mutters under his breath, and makes smart remarks just like I did when I was so brilliant.
The kicker of it is, now that I have twenty-seven more years life experience under my belt I figured I must have gotten wiser. But here my senior is - demonstrating his superior judgment - so assured he knows more than me. Just like I felt about my parents all those years ago.
So I'm doing the only thing I know to do. Yep. I'm calling on my Father to help me navigate this road and continue to raise this man-child.
Cuz there is no way I can do this without Him.
If any of you lacks wisdom, you should ask God, who gives generously to all without finding fault, and it will be given to you.

~James 1:5



Sara K. said...

This verse has been on my heart a lot lately -- "We do not know what to do, but our eyes are on you!" (2 Chronicles 20:12) And, "You will keep in perfect peace those whose minds are set on You, because they trust in You." (Isaiah 26:3)

Karen Hossink said...

Sara - I LOVE that 2 Chronicles verse. Thanks for reminding me of Truth. :)