Every day as I came and went from the hotel I walked by the pool table. I finally decided to stop in and play a game.
Many times when I play pool I try to sink the ball into the pocket like a pro, but end up sending them bouncing off the walls only to wait my turn again.
So taking on the normal stance I go to work on large groups of balls and pow! A ball goes in! All I was doing was breaking up the cluster.
Now I take aim at another single ball… pow, bounce, bounce, bounce. Nothing.
I take aim at another cluster, pow, another ball goes in. Again I was not trying!
I take aim and focus on another single ball, focus on how I want it to go and… only to see it bounce around and do nothing.
There was a pattern here. So I asked God what He is showing me. He said that His Wisdom is foolishness to man (or to my brain). What a way to see this while I am playing pool!
So now that it seems God is in my game of pool, what is the chance that I can try not to try? And so I take aim at another cluster and POW! Two balls go in!
When I aimed and focused I missed. This is my wisdom.
When I did not use my thinking but instead just moved the ball with energy and “let it happen”, I looked like a pro that could see shots that others didn’t see.
Bill Winston says that the Wisdom of God gets results, and that’s how you can tell it is from God. This simple little game has done just that. His wisdom made me look like a pro!