Our Source of Wisdom
We do, however, speak a message of wisdom among the mature, but not the wisdom of this age or of the rulers of this age, who are coming to nothing.1 Corinthians 2:6
We make about 3,500 choices every day. Every thought is a choice. Every word and every action is a choice. Do we seek wisdom when we make serious choices? And, if so, who is the source of our wisdom— God or the world? Most people will try and solve their own problems using their intelligence and often with the advice of other worldly people. A Christian takes the problem to God and seeks to solve the problem according to the Word. What do you think will be the difference in outcomes?
Now to him who is able to do immeasurably more than all we ask or imagine, according to his power that is at work within us. (Ephesians 3:20) God knows us and our situation far better than we could ever know. He has divine power to make things happen in our favor. The Lord will guide us in the Spirit to solve any problem or overcome any bad habit. If we walk in step with the Spirit, he will guide us over any mountain and across any valley Satan places in our paths.
Trust in the Lord with all your heart and lean not on your own understanding; in all your ways submit to him, and he will make your paths straight. (Proverbs 3:4-5) We go to the Lord in prayer and we seek to follow his guidance through the Spirit to receive the answer. He promises to make our paths straight, which means we can never do any better, in any situation in life, than to follow the Lord’s guidance.
In our own worldly wisdom we are limited in our understanding and we do not have divine miraculous power. Also, we tend to bypass wisdom in favor of our emotional desires. This can easily lead us in the wrong direction. Emotional decisions come from the primitive portion of the brain and often goes against our reasoning. If we take our God given emotions with Godly wisdom, it leads us to victory because God never fails. As the heavens are higher than the earth, so are my ways higher than your ways and my thoughts than your thoughts. (Isaiah 55:9) We are not God and we are unable to make the choices that God can make. Trust the Lord, follow the Spirit, and live in victory.
Today, seek to make Godly choices in your thoughts, words, and actions. Invite the Lord into your life by asking him for his guidance and listen to your thoughts. The more you know the language of God and His Word, the more you can hear his thoughts through the Spirit.
Let’s pray: Lord, help me to be still inside and to seek and walk in your wisdom. Fill my mind and heart with scripture so I can better hear your divine words. Forever guide me closer to you, until my last breath when I will be in your divine presence. In Jesus’ name, Amen.