• Ebony L. Robinson

Got Wisdom?

I just love children and my children especially. Children have no shame for asking what they want. My second child is relentless with her asking. And I mean RE-LENT-LESS!! She will not stop until she gets what she wants or at least she has worn you down so much that whatever she wants is coming her way very soon. She does take that “asking power” for good too. Ha! If she is unsure about a situation she will ask for our input. She wants to make sure that she is doing the right thing. She trusts her parents enough to concern us with the issue because she desires our knowledge.

Do we inhabit those same attributes? Asking relentlessly. With so many decisions to be made at home, at work, and extracurricular activities do you ever consider asking God to guide your thoughts? Do you ever think to ask for direction in EVERYTHING that you do? We tend to focus on the BIG issues to pull God in on and we "take care" of the small stuff. How is that working out for you? Many situations require God’s wisdom yet we do not ask or we ask with some doubt in our hearts. You must ask in faith and not doubt that God will hear and answer. But if any of you lacks wisdom, let him ask of God, who gives to all generously and without reproach, and it will be given to him. But he must ask in faith without any doubting, for the one who doubts is like the surf of the sea, driven and tossed by the wind.James 1:5-6 NASB

Well what is wisdom and why should you ask for it? Wisdom is the correct application of knowledge. So, it is knowing something but doing the right thing with what you know. You can know that oven mitts are supposed to be used when using an oven. But if you don’t put on the oven mitts while the oven is in use the knowledge of the mitts is useless. Many times, we are faced with challenges that without correctly applying the knowledge can produce a disastrous situation. His Word says that when we ask Him, He will give liberally to us. He doesn't hold it back. He longs for us to have His wisdom. We should pray daily for God to give us His wisdom, so that when we are faced with demanding situations throughout the day, we will know how to handle it. Stop trying to do life on your own. Why not ask the Creator?

God's wisdom is needed every day so daily pray for it to be given liberally