Wisdom Knows That Less Is Often More
I am a “finish-if-it-kills-me” type of person. Yep, stay up all night to finish a project, turn over an entire house to find a missing object. That sort of thing.
Wyndham stays wiser. He figures that he can finish it later, or look for it tomorrow—rather than stay up too late, infringing on tomorrow’s energy. This was his practice.
Oh, to be that wise.
There is a time for everything, and a season for every activity under the heavens: (Ecclesiastes 3:1)
Thankfully, I think his wisdom is beginning to rub off on me.
You see, I “had” to finish a project tonight…and now it’s very late. And I still have not written Wednesday Wisdom #53. So, I am taking the opportunity to remember Wyndham’s wisdom (and Solomon’s wisdom in the above scripture).
Not all wisdom comes in packages over 500 words. In fact, Solomon continues in Ecclesiastes:
3 As a dream comes when there are many cares, so the speech of a fool when there are many words.
7 Much dreaming and many words are meaningless. Therefore stand in awe of God. (Ecclesiastes 5:3, 7)
Wisdom knows that many times, less is more.
Wyndham has often stated, You can’t easily take back something when you say too much. You can much more easily add more later— if it’s needed.
So, I’m signing off tonight for this Wednesday with Wyndham…knowing that time is precious and God instructs us to make the most of it (Ephesians 5:15-16).
Wisdom knows how to determine when “less is more.”
When it comes to our words, it’s likely more often than we think.
My dear brothers and sisters, take note of this: Everyone should be quick to listen, slow to speak and slow to become angry,…(James 1:19)