Have you ever put all of your trust into someone and have them fail you? I know I have! I know I can pull out too many stories to prove the point.
I think one scenario that many of us can relate to is when we put all of our faith and trust into our husbands. Can you relate to that one? I know many new brides fall into that pattern.
Whether you are from a broken home or you come from a Christian background, women tend to put all of their trust in the man of their dreams. We put the expectation on them to fulfill all of our needs and dreams and never expect them to disappoint us. We go to them with our problems, with our insecurities and for our protection.
That is a heavy load to carry for the men in our lives. At some point, most likely early on in the marriage, prince charming is going to fail us. He lets us down. Whether he isn’t as kind to us as we want or if he forgets your anniversary or a special date.
At some point, the people in our lives are going to let us down. We are merely human. Sinful humans. We shouldn’t be expecting the people in our lives to be our source for joy, wisdom, happiness or protection.
We need to be relying on God. We need to be going to Him for our emotional needs and our earthly needs. We need to be making sure that He is our source of wisdom. His name is Wonderful Counselor. He is the only counselor, or person, who is always on call and who will never fail us.
If any of you lack wisdom, let him ask of God, that giveth to all men liberally, and upbraideth not; and it shall be given him. But let him ask in faith, nothing wavering. For he that wavereth is like a wave of the sea driven with the wind and tossed. For let not that man think that he shall receive any thing of the Lord. A double minded man is unstable in all his ways. James 1:5-8 KJV
3 Ways to Receive God’s Wisdom
1. Go to God
Not your friends
Rely on Him more than you rely on your friends advice
No matter what situation we are in we can go to God. Are you in need of comfort? Go to God. Struggling in your relationships? Go to God. Don’t understand a passage in the Scriptures? Go to God.
He is faithful in giving us all the wisdom that we need in this life. He hasn’t given us the spirit of fear or confusion. He promises to guide us through life.
It is better to trust in the Lord than to put confidence in man. Psalm 118:8 KJV
When we rely on man we are putting our trust in them and not in God. When we value man’s advice above God’s we are lacking wisdom. The very wisdom that we are in search of.
God gives wisdom because He is wisdom. His name Wonderful Counselor.
He wants us to run to Him when we lack wisdom.
2. Have Faith in Him
James warns us not to waver in our faith when we are asking for wisdom.
When you are wavering you are lacking faith. Asking for wisdom requires us to have faith that God will give it.
Trust that He is at work. Trust in His timing.
When you are in the valley, don’t lose your hope. James tells us in the first few verses of this chapter to have joy in our trials.
My brethren, count it all joy when ye fall into divers temptations; James 1:2 KJV
Trails are God’s way of changing us into His image.
Have faith in Him.
3. Search the Scriptures.
God is going to reveal His wisdom to you through His Word.
When you ask God for wisdom, you’re essentially surrendering your will to whatever is His will.
Searching the Scriptures and being fully prepared to obey is when the Holy Spirit will begin to reveal that wisdom to you.
If you aren’t in your Bible, reading it every day, diligently seeking answers for your situation then you aren’t going to receive the wisdom you want.
We can’t skip this step. The Bible is our road map for life.
While God may use the people in our lives to help us guide us down the right path, we can not lose sight of who the ultimate source of this wisdom is. If we aren’t plugged into the Wonderful Counselor than we are gong to be relying on others to meet our needs.
Are you wanting God’s wisdom but are hesitant to accept whatever His will is? The Lord knows our hearts.
There is no greater choice in life than to follow God’s direction in our lives.
It is a choice you will never regret.
Wonderful Counselor. God is wisdom and has promised to give us the wisdom that we are seeking.
God to God. Ask in faith. Search the Scriptures.
Receive God’s wisdom.
Your turn! Are you putting your confidence in man or in God? Where do you turn when you are in need of wisdom? Tell me in the comments below!
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