Wisdom ain’t antiquated

Here’s the deal.
The pain you feel
Won’t fully heal
If you stay asleep
At the wheel.

Wisdom ain’t antiquated.
It sure beats
Trying to stay buzzed
And medicated.

Wisdom isn’t outdated. It improves lives today just like it always has.

The reason many thoughts, feelings, and desires cause us pain is that they’re misfits and don’t belong inside of us. I search for and read books of wisdom because I need them. Too much senselessness continually bombards me from within and without.

Our feelings, thoughts, and desires frequently distort and misrepresent truth. Sometimes they tell total lies.

A life ruled by feelings will be frequently distressed and obsessed. A life directed by wisdom will be blessed. Thoughts, desires, and behaviors that are producing irrational, emotional torment and distress are best avoided.

Doing what you want and what you feel isn’t the key to self-care. True self-care requires the discipline of recognizing, resisting, and rejecting self-destructive thoughts, feelings, and behaviors.

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About Steve Simms

I like to look and think outside the box. In college I encountered Jesus Christ and I have been passionate about trying to get to know Him better ever since. My wife and I long to see the power and passion of the first Christ-followers come to life in our time. I have written a book about our experiences in non-traditional church, called, "Beyond Church: An Invitation To Experience The Lost Word Of The Bible--Ekklesia." If you need encouragement, search for: Elephants Encouraging The Room and/or check out my Amazon author page. Thank you!
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