Ponder the path of your feet, and let all your ways be established. Turn not to the right hand nor to the left: remove your foot from evil. (Prov. 4:26-27)
We have not even begun to live if we lack the wisdom God wants to give to us. That wisdom is ours, simply for the asking, and it brings us into a whole new and exciting world! Like birth, it will take time and it may be a painful process. But when it comes, you'll be amazed how clearly things will come into focus. You'll begin to feel like a new creature. No wonder Jesus referred to it as being "born again."
When we operate in the sphere of the wisdom of God, when it is at work in our minds and in our lives, we look at life through lenses of perception, and we respond to it in calm confidence. There's a remarkable absence of fear. We are not seized with panic. We can either lose our jobs or we can be promoted in our work, and neither will derail us. Why? Because we see it with God-given objectivity. And we handle it in His wisdom.
We can dip into an unexpected valley or we can soar to the pinnacle of prosperity, and we can cope with both extremes. His wisdom provides us the necessary objectivity and stability. This is not some dreamland fantasy. It is reality. It is the ability to live above the drag of human opinion and horizontal perspective. It is what happens within us when wisdom goes to work.
The wisdom of God gives us balance, strength, and insight. None of these is a natural trait, each is a by-product of wisdom. We don't get these things just because were human beings. They must come from God.
But the more we glean God's wisdom, the more strength we gain to live with questions and tension. He doesn't issue rules and regulations for every moment. He provides some overall guidelines and principles, then He allows us to make the decisions. Why? By doing this the wisdom of God goes to work, and we begin to learn how to walk through life---which is often full of subtle and unseen "land mines." His wisdom provides the sixth sense we need. It matures us so that we can press on in spite of the unanswered questions.
The good news is that such wisdom is ours to claim through an intimate relationship with God's Son, Jesus. He is the channel through which wisdom comes to us. In coming by faith to the Lord Jesus Christ, we are given open access to the wisdom of God. With the Son of God comes the wisdom of God. It's all part of the package.
Charles R. Swindoll
My dear friends, in the days, weeks, and months to come, we are going to talk a long walk on the trail of God's wisdom. I have had tons of prayer requests via email. One of the most prominent requests is in the area of wisdom. Without God's wisdom, we would be hopelessly lost. Humanistic philosophies have served as guide to many people, Christian and non-Christian alike. My hope and prayer from this very lengthy series is that your perspective on not only seeking God's wisdom, but abiding in God's in His wisdom will be forever changed in your life and in the lives of those that God has placed around you.
Because of the volume of posts involved in this series on wisdom, many, if not all the posts in this series will be dramatically shorter with a short personal thought at the end of each post. Thanks again for reading this far friends! May God continue to bless you and keep you in your journey to find God's wisdom in your journey! JESUS LOVES YOU AND SO DO I!!!...:-).