I guide you in the way of wisdom and lead you along straight paths. Proverbs 4:11
Oh, how I wish I had learned to allow the Lord to "guide me in the way of wisdom" at a much younger age! I'm guessing that probably we all feel that way. Unfortunately, the understanding of the importance of wisdom in our lives doesn't come until we have lived a few years and reached some level of maturity.
As I sat and thought about this topic that Lynn chose for this week, I considered a number of things I have done that certainly did not involve me seeking any sort of wisdom from God. I found myself mentally cringing about some things, shaking my head in disbelief at others, feeling a bit embarrassed about still more. Instead of feeling thankful, I began to experience a feeling of regret.
But, you know, I don't think this is how God wants us to feel. In order to learn and to mature, I think we all must have some of those experiences. Sometimes it is the only way that we grow. Sometimes it is the only way we realize that we can't do this alone and that we need to turn to God and allow Him to guide our steps. Allow Him to lead us down straighter paths.
So, today I have chosen to be thankful for those experiences... no matter how much I might wish some of them had not happened. I'm going to be thankful that they have been learning experiences for me. I'm going to be thankful for what God has taught me thru them. I am going to be thankful that today I am so much more aware of the importance of turning to God for wisdom and guidance.
For more Thankful Thursday posts, visit Lynn at "Spiritually Unequal Marriage".