- Proverbs 24:3 – 6 (NKJV)Through wisdom a house is built, and by understanding it is established; 4by knowledge the rooms are filled with all precious and pleasant riches. 5A wise man is strong, yes, a man of knowledge increases strength; 6for by wise counsel you will wage your own war, and in a multitude of counselors there is safety.
There are times that life can become overwhelming; perhaps that describes your situation today. I have found that a way to make life manageable when going through stressful seasons is to ask: “In light of my immediate circumstances, what is the wisest thing I can do right now?”
Sometimes that tunnel vision view of life—focusing on doing the wisest thing that is at hand is about all that can be managed. The good news is, you can’t go wrong long-term if you just keep taking one wise step at a time; eventually the storm will pass and the clouds will clear and you will discover that you have moved forward further than you thought toward the “big picture” view of life.
So when life becomes overwhelming and stressful the question to answer is not:
- “What do I feel like doing?”
- “How am I going to make it through the day?”
- “How am I going to solve this problem?”
Or a dozen other questions like that.
No, the best question to ask is: “In light of my immediate circumstances, what is the wisest thing I can do right now?” —that you can manage, by God’s grace.