I’ve made my share of unwise decisions and I know many people including close family members who have made them also. All of these mistakes are opportunities to learn, but the key is to ask God for wisdom BEFORE you make the decision to HELP you make the right decision.
Blessed are those who find wisdom, those who gain understanding, for she is more profitable than silver and yields better returns than gold. ~Proverbs 3:13-14
Joyce Meyer writes in her book “Hearing from God each Morning”
Wisdom discerns truth in a situation, while common sense provides good judgement regarding what to do with the truth. I consider wisdom supernatural because it isn’t taught by men; it is a gift from God.
King Solomon is known for his wisdom. Why? Because he asked for it. God told Solomon:
Ask for whatever you want me to give you. ~1 Kings 3:5
Wow! That’s like finding the magic lamp with the genie inside! What would you have asked for?
Solomon could have asked for wealth or for long life, but no. He asked for wisdom – to be able to discern, that is, tell right from wrong. (1 Kings 3:6-14)
Because of that, God gave him the riches and long life anyway.
Folks going through recovery from addiction memorize the Serenity Prayer and are told to recite it often. But that prayer is not just for addicts. It’s for everyone:
God grant me the serenity
to accept the things I cannot change;
courage to change the things I can;
and wisdom to know the difference.
Each morning we should ask God to provide wisdom (notice it’s not one of the Fruits of the Spirit in Galatians 5:22-23) for each and every decision we need to make that day.
We must stop and ask ourselves, “What would Jesus do in this situation?”
Be wise and we will live long and prosper.
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