A GPS for Warrior Mamas: Wisdom Wednesday

Lisa Cherry —  November 24, 2010

Whatever problem I’m facing, it’s easy to Google up some guidance, or social network with someone who will give me advice.  But over the years, I have found that my family and I have paid a dear price when I have listened to bad counsel.

Today’s wisdom search brought me to Proverbs 24:6. For waging war you need guidance, and for victory, many advisors. A person could read this verse for years and think that it only applies to those at the Pentagon!  However, this is a perfect verse for us as Frontline Moms.

The spiritual battle for our homes and our children is very real.  That’s how we have come to find ourselves on the frontlines as Warrior Mamas.

I love the parallel of the two phrases of this verse.  To successfully wage war, I need guidance.  Well that makes sense.  And for victory, I will need many advisors.  But how am I to secure the guidance I can be sure of, and find the advisors I can trust?

There is only one source for guidance that I can wholeheartedly recommend:  Our precious friend, the Holy Spirit.  He is eager and able to give us guidance that is more sure and more accurate than the most sophisticated GPS system invented.  He knows the way.  He knows the turns.  He even knows the obstacles.  And His guidance always works.

But what about those advisors needed for victory?  I’d say we need to pre-qualify them.  Are they listening to the same Holy Spirit voice for guidance?  Do they have experience in the war?  And have they won some battles?

Lord I repent of valuing the onslaught of worldly advice flooding toward me over the voice of your Spirit.  Help me to seek Your guidance first, Lord.  Reveal to my heart the wise advisors You have placed in my life.  And help me, Lord, to truly HEAR!

Let’s meditate now for 30 seconds on our wisdom verse:  Proverbs 24:6   For waging war you need guidance, and for victory, many advisors.

Wisdom Wednesday posts are inspired by a verse from the chapter of Proverbs that corresponds to today's date.

 

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