"If any of you lack wisdom, let him ask of God, that giveth to all men freely, and upbraideth not; and it shall be given him."
We all want success to follow us in everything we do. We want to succeed in the work place, and in our private lives. Most of us are trying to reach the goals that we have set. There's the hard work and the expectation that follows. But what happens when we've done all we can do and still missed the mark? The disappointment can send us reeling the other way. Often, we feel as though we have utterly failed!
As long as I have been alive, I have heard people say over and over again, "Money talks", and "It's all in who you know!" Well, I ain't got no money, at least not to pay what 'under the table' folk want to make something happen for me, and I guess I don't know the people in the 'power seat' or connected to one that could push me to the front of the line. But this I do know, there is truth in "It's all in who you know!"
God personally told me that the world was formed by His wisdom and that He is Wisdom personified! He is the source of it all! Look how fearfully and wonderfully your body and structure was made! Who did that? Who spoke this world into existence? Who holds everything together, the planets, the sun, and the moon? If you agree with me that God has done it all, then He's the person we are in close connection and contact with who can make our lives a true success!
The key to success is to have God's wisdom! He has the divine ability to arrange every area of your life in a way that will make you a winner! The question is, how do you define success? God is not a jeanie in a bottle. He is interested in every detail of our lives from the insignificant to the significant. He knows exactly how we can be successful at everything we do. He knows what it will take to reach that goal and who we need along side us to assist us in the process.
I've always loved this Bible verse because it has brought me comfort and peace on many occasions when I just didn't know what to do, and making a decision on my own was not an option. This verse tells us that wisdom comes when we simply ask God for it! It also tells us that our past mistakes and foolish decisions don't ruin our chances for getting the wisdom we need for the moment. That is such a blessing to hear!
You can know what you need to do, but not know the best way to go about it. You many know what you need, but not know how to get what ever it is. Wisdom is the ability to know how to go about dong what needs to be done. It is knowing how to reach that goal. Wisdom addresses all of the particulars of a situation and carves out the path that leads to success! Success is different for each person.
When we trust God, we let Him decide the path that is best for us. Sometimes He can take you in a direction that seems strange and unorthodox, but believe me, in the end, it works! Not only does His way work, He always throws some perks in there along the way, things you never thought to ask for. That's because He is a detail oriented God! He is anal minded when left to plan our lives.
So, when you just don't know what to do, simply trust God and ask Him for some wisdom!