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Senior Pastor Bill Hayden
Date Published: 
Friday, December 14, 2018

     The one thing that I need, and everyone should desire, is Wisdom.

     There are so many issues confronting people who seek help in making the right decision, so as to avoid making a mistake. One hopes to have the wisdom to share and steer them in the right way.

     Sometimes you may not think things through properly because people are looking for quick solutions in order to move on to some other situation. Other people may be affected by whatever decision is made whether it is positive or negative.

     People who desire quick answers and immediate results to problems are impatient and do not consider the consequences before making a decision which can lead to colleterial damage all around. Being impatient and /or impulsive can lead to debt, accidents, conflicts, and broken relationships. People who are impulsive usually shoot themselves in the foot and continually have to go back to put things right or set the record straight.

     When my children were growing up, especially my son, I tried to reinforce the "Cause and Effect' of making impulsive decisions. I would draw illustrations on how one decision affects another and another, like the ripple effect. He wouldn’t wait or seek help when he encountered a problem; he would use his judgment which seldom worked to his favor.

     His Third Grade Teacher had to prevent him from attending a field trip unless he was accompanied by his own personal chaperone. He soon realized what the Ripple Effect meant. He was so disappointed in himself that he begged his sister, “Please stop me if you ever see me doing anything wrong.” His sister was to become his boundary setter which only lasted for a short period of time.

     Mature adults are expected to have learned boundaries and gained a certain level of wisdom from life experiences. If life lessons are not applied, an impulsive child can easily become an impulsive adult. Being impulsive can be managed if you follow this simple little rule: breathe deeply, ask yourself what if and think about the ripple effect of your response. This way you can avoid many regrets.

     You can have access to an infinite amount of Wisdom in the book of Proverbs if you desire to be a person of wisdom. James 1:5 NTL (New Living Translation) “If you need wisdom, ask our generous God, and he will give it to you.”

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