It’s so easy to become overwhelmed by the stresses around us these days. Technology has made information available to us 24/7 and it seems almost like our brains are awake just as long as a result of it – checking emails, Facebook, Instagram, Snaps, etcetera…and I know more apps are on the way.
While a plethora of information at your fingertips may come in handy when you forgot the ingredients to a recipe you were shopping for (this literally just happened to me yesterday), it can be defeating at the exact same time. Knowledge is vying for your attention from every angle, attempting to coerce you into joining its many voices – from the time you awake to the time you hit the pillow for bed, you’ve been shouted at from thousands of different avenues of knowledge – breaking news, status updates, celebrity dramas, comments, videos, gossip, images, and just about anything that keeps you updated on all the latest and greatest.
But let’s get this one thing straight, my friends – knowledge isn’t wisdom.
What’s the difference? Knowledge is just information; it’s facts or tidbits of data that are transmitted from one platform all the way over to you. Wisdom is what is done with the information; you can either choose to accept or reject the knowledge given based on your experiences.
To put it clearly, this quote by Miles Kington explained it best:
“Knowledge is knowing that a tomato is a fruit, wisdom is not putting it in a fruit salad.”
I hate feeling like I devoted all of my time to acquiring nonsensical information all day. If that’s you too, then download my free 7 Days of Worship guide below! It’s all about re-centering ourselves on God’s goodness through the book of Psalms. It’s not a full, extensive study (yet) on Psalms, but it’s a short 7-day reflection that can be used as many times as you like.
What are ways you re-center yourself on God’s goodness? Let’s chat in the comments!