Wisdom is the combination of experience, knowledge and good judgment. None of us are born being wise. We develop wisdom over years through experience and learning. Sometimes, wisdom comes from the many stumbles we’ve experienced in our lives. Stumbling itself does not make us wise. We acquire wisdom when we stumble, get back on our feet, continue walking forward, and then learn from our mistake. It’s the whole process, from beginning to end, that enables us to gain wisdom from stumbling.
Our experiences in life do not make us wise. Knowledge does not bring on wisdom. We can have lots of different experiences but continue to have poor judgment. We can know a great deal about a wide range of subjects but not have wisdom. Like a garden, wisdom grows over time. We tend to our garden with patience, knowing that in time, wisdom will bear good fruit.
Each of us is gaining in knowledge, experience, and wisdom when we attend our recovery groups. Our groups are gardens for wisdom. Seeds of wisdom are planted, and we nurture and grow wisdom through our involvement in our recovery groups. Wise people tend to surround themselves with other wise people. The gardens of the wise are available to everyone. Knowing that we lack wisdom is the start of the process of growing wisdom. We only need to request, and God will give what is lacking.
Written by Jackell