It can be hard to admit that you don’t have all the answers. It can be disheartening to acknowledge that you’re not sure. But the first step to greater wisdom is an acknowledgement of your need. Our knee-jerk reactions when the need for more wisdom hits us are relatively common:
- More study.
- More reading.
- More thinking.
- Bigger books.
- Bigger words.
- Bigger libraries.
Don’t let James’ choice of words in James 1:5 escape you today. Are you lacking in wisdom?
Step #1: ask.
Ask the One who gives generously to all without reproach.
Ask, with the full assurance that it will be given.
Make an effort today to get the focus off of yourself–your brain, your energies, your intellect–and place it squarely on the Source of all wisdom. Spend time in prayer today acknowledging your great need for guidance.
Guide me, O Thou great Jehovah,
Pilgrim thru this barren land;
I am weak, but Thou art mighty,
Hold me with Thy powerful hand;
Bread of heaven,
Feed me till I want no more.