Wisdom is the ability to think and act using the knowledge and experience that one has. In ministry, wisdom is a way of seeing things from a Godly perspective and responding according to biblical scriptures.
In the world today, many Christians have turned to believe that wisdom is earthly, i.e., if you are doing well in your business, you’re wise, if you analyze politics and how things will turn tomorrow, you are considered wise, that is not the true wisdom, but the true wisdom is the one we seek from God with faith, and he rewards us.
James 1:5 “but if any of you lacks wisdom, you should pray to God, who will give it to you; because God gives generously and graciously to all.”
As Christians, it is okay to admit that we need to have wisdom and ask from God. Then we pray with faith.
James1:6 “but when we pray, you must believe and not doubt at all. Whoever doubts is like a wave in the sea that is driven and blown about by the wind”
As we pray for wisdom, let's have faith.
There are 4 ways Christians benefits from wisdom:
1.You will always be guided by God: when you have divine wisdom, I always assure you that Lord is with you. He will never permit us to anticipate a situation that he hasn’t intended for good. Therefore, no one is more qualified than God to guide and lead your steps to the right path. Sometimes, you will have numerous painful experiences, wrong decisions, and hurtful relationships, but God will guide you because you have divine wisdom.
Proverbs 3:21-26 “my child, hold on to your wisdom and insight. Never let them get away from you. They will provide you with life-a pleasant and happy life. You can go on your way and never even stumble. You will not be afraid when you go to bed, and you will sleep soundly through the night. You will never have to worry about sudden disasters, such as come on the wicked like a storm. The lord will keep you safe he will not let you fall on the trap”.
2.You will always be protected by God: wisdom protects us from all waves of wickedness. They include evil-doing, people who attract us to evil, i.e., they want you to lead you into a situation that will ultimately cause you to run away from God's ways, misleading emotions, i.e., many people live according to their emotions instead we trust the holy spirit for guidance. proverbs 28:26” he may disguise his hatred, but everyone will see the evil things he does.”
3.You will always portray a good self-image: you are so important to God, Lord has always a good plan for your life this fact should give you a good image, you will desire to be loved and be loveable, and only God can fully satisfy that need. When we accept God's loves unconditionally, we build godly self-esteem. Rom 5:8 “but God has shown how much he loves us, God has poured out his love into our hearts through the Holy Spirit, who is God's gift to us.”
4.You will always prosper on your doings: God blesses us- that involves our spirits, minds, and bodies. Prosperity from God includes material goods, relationships, health, happiness, and fruitfulness in His Kingdom. God will always provide for those of us who are his children who always are righteous to him. He doesn’t provide for our own enjoyment but also enables our generosity to people in need. So always share your prosperity with others who are in need. Proverbs 8:17-21 talks more about enduring riches and righteousness.
Wisdom saves us from many hardships in today’s life; it equips us to handle difficult situations and positions to receive eternal rewards. Therefore, in this life, apply God's wisdom in all your goings, and you will never get disappointed.