Wisdom [is] the principal thing; [therefore] get wisdom: and with all thy getting get understanding. (Prov 4:7 [KJV])
Sometimes we wander through life, wondering what our next decision should be. Should we take on that “fantastic” job? Should we marry that beautiful or handsome person that always manages to set our heart racing? Should we relocate or stay where we are? Decisions, Decisions, Decisions. We are faced with them all the time !
The dictionary defines wisdom as “The ability to discern or judge what is true, right, or lasting; insight.” (The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition.) Simply put, wisdom is the ability to discern what the next decision in your life should be. It’s not the ability to take “a” decision, but the ability to take the right decision that will ensure present and/or future profiting. Now I know that sounds really easy, but just imagine how many people have gotten this wrong and held up their lives and it will help bring things into perspective. Effectively, these people are living out of God’s perfect will for their lives, and missing out on numerous blessings. Not a choice place to be, I tell you.
We don’t have to get ourselves in a rut though when we are in this type of situation, wondering and worrying about what to do next. The bible provides us a way to ensure we make the right decision every time that will ensure both present and future profiting.
If any of you lack wisdom, let him ask of God, that giveth to all [men] liberally, and upbraideth not; and it shall be given him. (Jas 1:5 [KJV])
Isn’t that great? Our Heavenly Father knows the end of a thing from the beginning (Isa 46:10), and there is no searching of His understanding (Isa 40:28). He is a present help in time of need, and is near to them that call upon Him (Psa 91:15, Psa 145:18). What joy !
So when next you find yourself agonising or worrying over a potential life-changing decision, don’t. Just find a quiet corner, look up to your Heavenly Father and ask Him for wisdom. He giveth to all men liberally, Hallelujah!
Take this confession of Faith with me:
Heavenly Father, I thank you for the ability to come into your presence and find grace to help in my time of need. I receive your wisdom right now to take the right decision about this and walk in your perfect will. I walk in the confidence of your counsel, and my profiting is apparent to all. In Jesus Name, Amen.
Remember, don’t speak the circumstance. Speak God’s word, Speak Faith !