Got wisdom?

God is the only source of true wisdom. God’s wisdom, according to James 3:17, is “pure, peace-loving, gentle, open to reason, full of mercy and good fruits, impartial and sincere.”

As followers of Christ, we must endeavour to gain wisdom in our everyday walk with the Lord. We need wisdom to make moral decisions, to discern correctly, to live uprightly, to know God and discern His voice, to build our faith, and to do pretty much everything!

(Passage from James 1:5-6)

James in his letter encourages us to ask the Lord for wisdom if we think we need it or lack it. And he said that we ought to anticipate the Lord’s response, and not doubt that He will give it to us. And in this scenario, what Jesus said in Matthew 21:22 applies so well, “If you believe, you will receive whatever you ask for in prayer.”

In connection with this, Proverbs 9:10 says that the “fear of the LORD is the foundation of wisdom, and the knowledge of the Holy One is understanding.” Psalm 111:10 states the same, and adds that “all who obey his commandments will grow in wisdom.”

In order to find or receive wisdom, it is our part to learn to develop the fear of God i.e., our reverence and respect to God.

When we revere God, we become in awe of His power, greatness and authority (Jeremiah 10:12; Job 9:4). We realise He is all-knowing, always present and constantly aware of everything, that He sees us and knows our every move (Proverbs 15:3; Psalm 139:2). And importantly we revere God when we sincerely commit to walk in obedience to Him. Jesus said, “If you love me, keep my commands” (John 14:15)

We must desire God’s wisdom to live a life that brings Him glory. Remember He is the everlasting God, the Creator of the ends of the earth. His thoughts are nothing like our thoughts, and His ways are far beyond what we can understand and imagine (Isaiah 55:8; Isaiah 40:28). Let’s seek His wisdom and direction. Let’s ask that our plans and desires be aligned with His divine plans and desires for us.

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I turn twenty-four today. That’s right. I’ve almost reached a quarter of a century basically. And yes I’m feeling kinda old. But honestly, I’ve never felt more mature, more wise, more courageous in my entire life.

And so I thought I’d share with everyone 24 life lessons I have learned–lessons that have helped mould and cultivate my identity as an individual, in my career and personal life. They are also insightful, meaty nuggets that I have learned from the people who matter to me; things that were taught and imparted by the ones I love and have become significant to me. I managed to write them in my own words, and the closest to the way my mind comprehends it.

This post is inspired by the “23 Painfully True Lessons You Learn By Age 23” by Thought Catalog. All the original photos I’ve used are from HD Wallpapers.

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You are Beyond Compare

Comparing yourself to others distracts you from your own purpose and destiny. Comparison is the cancer to contentment. Comparison is opposite to wisdom. —Robert Madu (Paraphrased)

Robert Madu brought the house down at Hillsong church this morning carrying the Good News of paramount significance in this day and age. And that’s a small glimpse of what I drew up today. I was definitely dumbfounded by God’s message and it felt like it indubitably did stir something in my innermost being. This kind of message just propels you to rethink about yourself, about how you think, your current situation; what is and must be the way you see and receive the things around; and how to appreciate what God has wholesomely endowed you with. You are unique, a masterpiece  (Ephesians 2:10), created by God for a great purpose: and that’s to serve Him and love Him. Part of our job is to pursue God, dream big, aim high, work diligently and to the best of our ability while eschewing the bad habit of comparing ourselves with one another. Focus on your own stuff and be the best “you” you can ever be. Call it cheeseballs or cliché, but for me it makes a lot of sense.

Redirecting your thoughts

When you see things that you are not wanting in your experience, do not talk about them, don’t write about them, don’t join groups that worry about them, don’t push against them. Do your best to ignore them. Remove your attention from the things that you do not want while you give your undivided attention to the things that you do want. —Esther Hicks

Just something helpful for the cognitive, intellectual and spiritual nourishment. I think it’s really, really good.