Insight


When our will is blunted by God’s wisdom it is always best to retreat back into his grace, adopt the inevitability of his gradualness and wait. My friend, life’s a story, stayed tuned for more on This Passing Day.

If something happens in my life that was unexpected, then I often feel I need to examine the situation in an effort to understand the logic and, in so doing, be able to apply reason to it in order to understand why it happened and for what purpose. Some would say that this is insightful. Perhaps, but in matters of eternal doings, is it? Recently I had the opportunity to make a major change in my life. I prayed over it and after some period of time became quite confident that the Lord would bless my prayers with his approval. He decided that my understanding of need was not his however. Within a day or two, although disappointed, I reconciled myself to his will and began to search his wisdom and believed I had discovered it. Confident, I announced this to my wife Holly. Unfortunately, it soon became apparent that I was mistaken once again. Weeks later what I had believed was the divinely ordained outcome was apparently my insight and not his.

Our lives are better served when we avoid speculating on the divine and consigning ourselves to a gradual approach to understanding it. Here’s a story. One day Dwight Morrow and his wife, the parents of Anne Lindbergh, were in Rugby, England. After wandering through the streets they realized that they had lost their way. At this moment an incident occurred that entered into Morrow’s philosophy and became a guiding principle in his life. He stopped a little Rugby lad of a