Wisdom is generally not found “inside” of us…it is found “outside”.
- My friend Jimmy recently helped me assess one of our leaders. I was struggling to understand that person’s motivations, character, and purposes. The other leader was confusing me…and I was becoming frustrated at his methods. But, once Jimmy shared his insights, I grew in wisdom. I could not have produced that by myself.
- I have another friend who was recently struggling with his boss. He confessed similar emotions of mistrust and suspicion. When I shared my impression of his leader, he relaxed and accepted a fresh perspective. He could not have produced that wisdom on his own.
- I have another friend who recently changed jobs and found herself on a fresh path towards her life calling. She would never have taken that step unless other people saw her God-given talents and invited her to take a new journey. She could never have produced that wisdom on her own.
If you are struggling to find fresh wisdom, it is unlikely to be found inside yourself. You are going to have to open up and allow others to pour into you.
Thanks for listening.