"May you have the hindsight to know where you've been,
the foresight to know where you're going
and the insight to know when you've gone too far."
Irish blessings were all over blog-land and facebook yesterday. (I'm sure you noticed!) I wish I'd kept track of all of them. THIS one particularly captured my thoughts. Looking back, I see that many of the bumps on my road have been because I wasn't exercising hindsight, foresight, or insight!
Some time ago, I wrote a women's Bible study book titled "The Beauty of a Disciplined Life." It was based on the book of Proverbs. One passage that stands out for me in this incredibly practical book are the verses in chapter 2:1-5: "...treasure up my commandments...make your ear attentive to wisdom...:ncline your heart ot understanding...call out for insight...raise your voice for understanding...seek it like silver...search for it as for hidden treasure..."
Wisdom is HINDSIGHT, FORESIGHT, AND INSIGHT! Wisdom results in a healthy fear of the Lord and the knowledge of God (vs. 5). How I long to be a wiser woman! I thank God that He has given me everything I need for life and godliness through the knowledge of Him who called me to (and by) his own glory and excellence (2 Peter 1:3).