Wednesday’s Wisdom

I’m not sure of the origins of this piece of wisdom. It’s one of those quotes that many people have incorporated into their own ‘wise words’ in various ways. I’ve been thinking about it a lot over the last few weeks since one of my cousins posted something about it on Facebook. I guess it just got me thinking again about things in my life that have been hard to accept and how I’ve wrestled with them. I realised that acceptance can be a lot like trust if you have faith in God – trusting that He is in control and working things out for your good even when you don’t understand what He’s doing. It reminded me at the time of the prayer that is popularly know as the serenity prayer.

The Serenity Prayer

God grant me the serenity
to accept the things I cannot change.
The courage to change the things I can
and the wisdom to know the difference.

What is your experience of this ‘wisdom’. Has acceptance brought you peace or lack of acceptance created turmoil? Are there any circumstances where this quote doesn’t apply? Let me know in the comments. 😊

I’m always reading something or other. Books, social media feeds, study notes, blogs and more. Recently I’ve become even more aware of how much wisdom I come across in what I read so I decided to share some of it with you. I’m honestly not sure how consistent I will manage to be with this or how long I’ll keep it up but I’m going to try. It’s all part of the growing I need to do.

11 thoughts on “Wednesday’s Wisdom

  1. Reblogged this on Notes and commented:
    There’s a lot that “Acceptance” can’t bring peace about i.e. abortions, hunger, human trafficking, prostitution, innocently jailed, cheating on your loved one, and the list goes on and on. We should never “accept” certain things to bring us peace. Rather these are the challenges that must bring your passion out in this world to show what metal you are made of. Peace was there before we were born and will be there when we are dead. In the meantime, let’s live and spread love 🙂 ❤🌹

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