WISDOM IN UNFAMILIAR TIMES

by Jul 23, 2020Now Matters, Unfamiliar Times0 comments

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Wisdom is proven by all her children. Luke 7:35 (NIV)

Leveraging Godly wisdom brings understanding into play regardless of how scattered life becomes. It provides a fresh perspective beyond the emotional turmoil we may be experiencing. Meditating on relevant scripture followed by reflective thinking resets our perspective of God’s intentions.

When wisdom gives us revelation, it’s like putting on 3D glasses to see the full depth of a movie. With Godly wisdom, the end game of our scattered times gains traction. The pieces come together. We move forward. We grow from a stumbling version of ourselves into living the organic spiritual version. Measured wisdom of the Holy Spirit aligns us with our purpose.

Wisdom is hindered when our relationship with God is more of a spectator sport than the ongoing relationship we were designed to enjoy. How does this work? Everything with God works by faith. We pursue wisdom by faith. As His perspective becomes our perspective, we enjoy an open-door back-and-forth dialogue with Him through the Holy Spirit. God’s wisdom should be trending more than anything else in our daily walk. Allowing the unfamiliar circumstances to blur our dialogue with the Holy Spirit also blurs God’s intentions and wisdom.

Scattered times intensify when we demand that God speak to us the same way He did yesterday. Parents don’t speak to their grown children in the same way they did when they were toddlers. Imagine the disciples mandating that Jesus teach them every day on a hillside with 5,000 men plus women and children! We can’t program God like we do our computers. He wants relationship. What we really want are the repeated feelings of His presence in the same portions and versions of yesterday’s emotions. This is not realistic nor is it what we need. We need Him. Trust Him to convey wisdom to you in the way He knows you need it.

God knows where we need to focus today to meet tomorrow’s challenges.

Unless we leverage Godly wisdom into the mix of what He is authoring and finishing in our lives, guess what? Our lives become a daily improvisation. We adlib our way unnecessarily through scattered times. Those scattered by persecution 2,000 years ago were no better at improvisation without God’s wisdom than we are. We need wisdom to make a grand entrance and initiate the plot changes necessary. But we have to live tuned in as diligent listeners in every season of life. This is why James challenged them to ask for wisdom. 

And if anyone longs to be wise, ask God for wisdom and he will give it! He won’t see your lack of wisdom as an opportunity to scold you over your failures but he will overwhelm your failures with his generous grace. James 1:5

The countdown to Godly wisdom in your life begins now! Jesus was made to us wisdom (I Corinthians 1:30) We are His children. He expects us to ask for wisdom. Let Him prove it.

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