At my “Wits’ End”!
I received a phone call recently from a dear friend. Panicked, she began to tell me that she felt as if she were at her Wits’ End. She was out of options, out of ideas, out of patience. She did not know what to say or what to do.
I instantly related to her words.
How about you? Ever found yourself at Wits’ End? What situation do you find yourself in? Legal suits, marriage falling apart, the loss of your job, the loss of your home, your children are out of control and you feel as though you can’t stay in the house one more day? Are you tired of hearing bad news of deaths, murder, corruption and always wondering what going on?
Well, my friend, you are not alone. We are facing decisions that need answers, building projects that need finances, children who need school fees, rent that needs to be paid, physical illnesses that need healing, right? In fact, I believe we are in a season right now that the enemy would love to have us confess that we are hopeless and helpless, even feeling as if we were losing our minds; in a season when the enemy is trying to quench our passion by trying to wear us out. But that is a lie!
The ancient definition of “wit” is “knowledge” and “wisdom.” Therefore, this phrase means that many of us are or could be or are at the end of our knowledge and wisdom in finding the answers and solutions we need. Storms and difficult times have a way of making us focus on what really matters in life. We tend to set everything straight and put our lives back on the right path.
Let’s look at a storm from the Old Testament in the Bible.
In the scriptures, we see a true-to-life experience. There was a storm; a very big storm. The sailors found themselves at “Wits’ End”. So, what did they do? They cried out to God to save them. God heard them and stilled the storm and brought them to their desired haven.
My question to you today is this, what in your life have you been trying to solve all by yourself and still you have found no solution? You have always believed in your abilities to the point where you play God. For the longest time, you have been your own solution giver and you have never needed anyone. For a long time, many have turned to you for help and you have always seemed to have all the answers. Now, you are faced with a number of problems (you are in serious debt, your seemingly perfect marriage is falling apart, you got fired from your plush job and your friends have all deserted you). For starters, you are ashamed to share your issues with others because of the perception you have created about yourself, and secondly, you have literally reached your “Wits’ End”! So, what are you going to do now? God existed in your life and was your only source when things were really bad when you were starting out but now, why would you need Him? After all, you are self-made!
The Bible tells us of such a man. His name was King Solomon. He was the wisest man that ever lived. This man started his walk with the Lord with tremendous zeal and passion, only to waver later and lose his focus. Since he was wise, he figured he could do what he wanted and he went against God’s directives and married foreign women and worshipped the gods of his many wives. He messed up real good!
My friend, many of us have messed up and wavered in our faith and maybe even created an Ishmael. But it’s never too late to make the wise choice to “consider” and “meditate” on what God said. Abraham fulfilled his destiny by considering God’s promise. Joshua had to continue to consider and meditate on the Word of God in order to tear down the seemingly impregnable wall of Jericho! Whenever we go astray from God’s directives, it is Satan’s plan to cause us not to finish well. Not putting God first is a form of idolatry. Solomon was given wisdom in response to his asking for wisdom. The same wisdom is available to you.
My friend, “Wits’ End” for these sailors in the above story was after trying everything they could think of to solve their problem but they still remained in trouble. But that’s what you do, right? You try to fix things until it’s too late and you are at “Wits End” and you know now you are in serious trouble.
But it does not have to be like this. There is a solution to not getting to your “Wits End”. Would you like to find out this solution?
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