Who is the wisest person you know today?
Probably someone successful. Someone who has a track record of making great decisions. Someone who knows what to do and what to say in every situation. Someone who seems to always have the answers.
Do you wish you were like that?
My friend, I want to tell you today that wisdom doesn’t start with having all the answers. The wisest, richest man in history didn’t start out that way. When King Solomon first became the king of Israel, he was young, inexperienced, and felt completely out of his depth. He cried out to the Lord, “I am like a little child who doesn’t know his way around.” (see 1 Kings 3:7 NLT). Now that is where wisdom starts. It starts with “I don’t know.”
You see, God gives His grace-filled wisdom to those who don’t know everything. Those who don’t have it all together. Those who realize that they need help. When Solomon recognized his need for wisdom and asked God for it, God gave it to him lavishly (see 1 Kings 4:29).
And God wants to do the same for you today. James 1:5 tells us that “if any of you lacks wisdom, let him ask of God, who gives to all liberally and without reproach, and it will be given to him.” So will you bring all your not-knowing to the Lord and ask Him for His hesed wisdom? It’s a grace gift!
— @JosephPrince #olusolakish #kish #motivation #christ