Ecclesiastes 9:10-18 New International Version (NIV)
10 Whatever your hand finds to do, do it with all your might, for in the realm of the dead, where you are going, there is neither working nor planning nor knowledge nor wisdom.
11 I have seen something else under the sun:
The race is not to the swift
or the battle to the strong,
nor does food come to the wise
or wealth to the brilliant
or favor to the learned;
but time and chance happen to them all.
12 Moreover, no one knows when their hour will come:
As fish are caught in a cruel net,
or birds are taken in a snare,
so people are trapped by evil times
that fall unexpectedly upon them.
Wisdom Better Than Folly
13 I also saw under the sun this example of wisdom that greatly impressed me: 14 There was once a small city with only a few people in it. And a powerful king came against it, surrounded it and built huge siege works against it. 15 Now there lived in that city a man poor but wise, and he saved the city by his wisdom. But nobody remembered that poor man. 16 So I said, “Wisdom is better than strength.” But the poor man’s wisdom is despised, and his words are no longer heeded.
17 The quiet words of the wise are more to be heeded
than the shouts of a ruler of fools.
18 Wisdom is better than weapons of war,
but one sinner destroys much good.
ANOTHER CHANCE ~
To gain wisdom.....
I find myself so busy, I need to stop and give thanks throughout my day for all that God has already done in my life. I need to stop and thank people who make a difference in my life too. I have gained wisdom on my years of life. Simply knowing things I should say and not say to others. Asking God for good eye sight to be a helper and not a person who causes trouble.
Last night I went to a Conference at my church. Pastor Curt Harlow spoke said these words, "Win people not arguments". That statement alone was one of the highlights of my night. It's true how we can disagree with someone and before you know it, a argument can come up. Maybe just frustrations of the view of someone else, but God created us to win people in life. That tells me that my example matters bigger than I might think. Each of our stories of life hold a huge example to someone else. Being an overcomer of the past and pressing forward no matter where you are in life makes a difference to someone and to yourself.
Life is short and let purpose this a good day. My prayers continue for you, your family and friends.