Have you ever wanted to do a project and not known where to begin? You can visualize the end result. You know a general direction to go. You even are aware of people that can help you. You feel confident that if you begin on the right path, the end goal is achievable.
You just can’t seem to figure out where to start.
Starting the path to wisdom can be hard – quite daunting if we don’t know where to begin.
Wisdom comes from God.
“For the Lord grants wisdom! From his mouth come knowledge and understanding. Proverbs 2: 6
To pursue wisdom, we have to get on the right path – God’s way – and be careful to stay on it. Many sincere people will unwittingly lead us in the wrong direction. Others, who aren’t genuine, will intentionally work to turn us away from Godly insight.
No matter who they are – philosophers, counselors, mentors, friends, family, and preachers – their advice must be compared with the infallible words of the Almighty. He is the creator of heaven and earth, and all that inhabits it. He created wisdom. His words alone will endure the test of time.
If you want wisdom, you must know God’s truth.
Wisdom starts with reverence.
“Fear of the Lord is the foundation of wisdom. Knowledge of the Holy One results in good judgment.” Proverbs 9: 10
God is all-knowing, all-present, and all-powerful – the beginning and the end. If you want wisdom, position yourself in a manner that enables you to be in awe of who God is and what he does.
Look for wisdom.
“Anyone who listens to my teaching and follows it is wise, like a person who builds a house on solid rock.” Matthew 7: 24
You will find wisdom in the pages of scripture. Read the Bible. Take to heart what it says. By doing so, you will be building a solid foundation that will help you navigate the daily struggles and storms.
Ask for wisdom.
“If you need wisdom, ask our generous God, and he will give it to you. He will not rebuke you for asking.” James 1: 5
God hears, answers, and gives generously. Wherever you are, whatever you are doing, now is the best time to seek wisdom. Sit at Jesus’ feet and tell him about your needs. Listen to his instructions. Then go live it.