Proverbs 14:34, “If any of you lacks wisdom, he should ask God, who gives generously to all without finding fault, and it will be given to him.”
Since becoming a Christian have you ever said the following things to describe life’s hardships? “Man, I’ve got some big financial problems.” “My wife and I are having marriage problems.” Or, “I’m struggling in my Christian walk because I’m having major sin problems.” If you have ever described your problems like this since being saved, the first thing you need to know is that your biggest problem isn’t “money, marriage, or sin,” it’s the lack of “wisdom.” Meaning, you don’t have money, marriage, or sin problems- you have a wisdom problem!
The day you received salvation the Bible says Jesus gave you everything you would ever need for life and godliness, 2 Peter 1:3. He also said that the power of God in you would always be greater than the things that come against you, 1 John 4:4. Plus, Paul declared that you are more than a conqueror and nothing could ever separate you from the love of God, Romans 8:37. As a result, you have already been given everything you will ever need to overcome and conquer every one of the problems you will face in life- you just need the wisdom on how to receive and act on God’s abilities and blessings.
Therefore, every believer should not focus on their problems and try to solve them by doings things the “world’s way.” Rather, we should call upon God in the name of Jesus and ask for wisdom to succeed in each and every situation we face. Wisdom is “the practical and successful application of knowledge.” For example, if you ask God for wisdom in your marriage He will give you the practical steps to take to bring about a healthy and prosperous marriage.
In turn, no matter what you are facing in life as your “problems,” remember to call out to God and receive His wisdom. Because if you don’t have God’s knowledge and practical instructions for success in life (wisdom)- your biggest problem is a “wisdom problem.” Therefore, whenever you lack wisdom ask God for it because He loves to generously give us all the wisdom we need to succeed in life!
Do you need God’s wisdom for a situation you’re facing in life?
- Think of the top three problems you are currently facing in life.
- Pray and ask God for the wisdom in each of the situations you are facing.
- Apply the wisdom (practical application of knowledge) in the areas God has given you the wisdom for.