We have reached the end of another week. I hope you got something from this week on wisdom; I hope it gave you room for growth as it did me. This topic of wisdom and the time I spent researching it to make sure I gave you great content was also fulfilling to me.
So as I started the week, I spoke of the story of Solomon. I shared how he asked for wisdom and then received it. I shared how when I was younger I asked for wisdom myself. I asked for it not because I wanted the riches and the power Solomon could have asked for, but I wanted exactly what Solomon wanted: I wanted the common sense to actually make the choices in my life that were needed when they were needed.
So as we wrap up this week I want bring this message home for you. In the Bible, in the book of James, it tells us any man who lacks wisdom should ask God for it. It tells how God gives generously without fault. It tells us that, if we ask, it will be given.
Now we wrap this week up. Many of you want to find the wisdom you need to take on the troubles of your own life. I wish I could tell you how many times I sit with someone and help them get past some of the toughest struggles they are facing.
Yes, wisdom is something I asked for, and now I must be ready to share it with those who need it. Then the times come when I must seek wisdom from those coaches and mentors I look to when I struggle.
We can never have the wisdom to know all we need to know; at times we will have to use what we have available to make a choice at the moment when a decision needed. Yes, that will succeed sometimes and it will fail sometimes. We still will have to make a choice when those times come.
For those times when you have the privilege of getting a mentor’s help, or a coach’s advice beforehand, understand where coaches and mentors come from. As I was finishing up this post tonight, the movie, The King’s Speech, is on. While I was thinking of the idea of coaches and mentors the part in the movie came on where it is discovered that his doctor has no credentials, or education to be a doctor.
Wisdom and mentors will come in many different forms. Sometimes it will be that student who you are teaching, or the boss who is younger than you. Maybe it will be the person who lived a long life and is sharing from his mistakes.
My closing words for this week are: “seek wisdom; ask for it before you ask for anything else.” When I make choices now and I’m able to think of ideas I know it was those years of prayer asking God to give me the common sense to make the choices needed.
If any of you lacks wisdom, you should ask God, who gives generously to all without finding fault, and it will be given to you. —James 1:5 NIV