Lady Wisdom – fight or flight


Daily Prompt: Fight or Flight

When faced with confrontation, do you head for the hills or walk straight in? Was there ever a time you wished you’d had the opposite reaction?

Honestly, there are times I stay and fight, and times I turn away.  I really don’t like confrontation.  I like peace.  Have you ever had someone screaming in your face?  I hate that.  That is just plain wrong in my book. If you have lived through abuse you know what I mean.  Words getting shoved down your throat, whether you agree or disagree doesn’t matter.  I remember standing there and ‘checking out’ mentally.  It was like I was there, but not there.  Have you ever done this?  Tuned out? Someone told me to picture a mirror in front of myself, and that all the words that He was throwing at me would bounce back to him. I did this, and then started laughing.  Not recommended – he really got mad then!  That was a ‘flight’ situation, I got away!

For me, I had to learn to stop and ask God, do I stay or do I run?  He gave me wisdom in every situation. All I had to do was stop and ask.


“I am Lady Wisdom, and I live next to Sanity;
Knowledge and Discretion live just down the street.
The Fear-of-God means hating Evil,
whose ways I hate with a passion—
pride and arrogance and crooked talk.
Good counsel and common sense are my characteristics;
I am both Insight and the Virtue to live it out.
With my help, leaders rule,
and lawmakers legislate fairly;
With my help, governors govern,
along with all in legitimate authority.
I love those who love me;
those who look for me find me.
Wealth and Glory accompany me—
also substantial Honor and a Good Name.
My benefits are worth more than a big salary, even avery big salary;
the returns on me exceed any imaginable bonus.
You can find me on Righteous Road—that’s where I walk—
at the intersection of Justice Avenue,
Handing out life to those who love me,
filling their arms with life—armloads of life!
(Proverbs 8:12-21 MSG)


Dear Lord,
I pray that you give us wisdom in our normal, everyday life.  Show us when to fight and when to flee.  You know all things, you are our protection and our Savior, keep us safe and protected from harm.  Deliver us from the hand of any enemies.  You alone are God, and we praise You, in Jesus Name!