Garnering Wisdom

“Sell everything and buy Wisdom! Forage for Understanding!” ~ Proverbs 4:5 (The Message)

Have you ever really thought about wisdom? It’s not something you can learn, it’s something you earn. You can’t buy it, it’s something that’s given by God.

Recently, I have begun to ask for wisdom. And he has been answering. Honestly, it’s scary. Because God doesn’t just hand you something, instead when you ask for something like wisdom or patience, He gives you opportunities to practice and develop it. Which means that I’m being thrusted into places where I have to use wisdom….

I never thought that getting what I asked for would be so scary….

The biggest one of these things that I have been gaining wisdom in is in relationships. People are asking for my opinion/guidance on relationships a lot recently. I feel so overly under-qualified to answer their questions and to guide them. This has also caused me to begin doubt myself, which provides a foothold for satan to begin to undermine all that God is doing.

I find myself thinking “who am I to tell ______ how they should handle this situation with the person they like? My longest, most serious, and most recent relationship was over 2 years ago. I have no room to speak to this situation. What if I get it wrong? I shouldn’t say anything, or maybe I should just give some cheesy/cliché answer…”

As these thoughts begin to take hold, it makes it more scary to be in those situations that God is placing before me to teach me wisdom. It becomes a daily struggle for me to listen to God’s voice and pass that wisdom on to others when they ask for it…

Wisdom is one of those things that God will give in excess to anyone who asks. All you have to do is ask. But be prepared. You will get what you ask for…

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