The wisest and wealthiest man to ever live said, “the fear of the Lord is the beginning of wisdom.” Wisdom begins when we know that in the end we will have to answer to God for our motives, words, actions, relationships and the resources that were entrusted to us. When we make decisions from that place of understanding generally we make wise decisions. Jesus said, “wisdom is justified by her children.” Wisdom leaves us both evidence and an inheritance. What is interesting about wisdom is that it outlives the wise. Think of King Solomon, his wisdom is still speaking today although he is not. There are several types of wisdom. There is wisdom that is revealed. This is supernatural logic, that is only made possible through the faith of Jesus. This is hidden wisdom. God gives us revelation and we get wisdom. That is the wisdom that we can ask God for and he gives it to us based on our ability to receive and steward it. Then there is received wisdom that comes by asking the right questions and making the right observations.
Below are 5 ways to get wisdom.
- We get wisdom when we ask God for wisdom in faith understanding that he is generous. (James 1:5)
- We get wisdom we learn from our mistakes, our lessons learned become wisdom gained.
- We get wisdom when we respond to correction properly.
- We get wisdom when we stop long enough to reflect on our priorities, progress and circumstances.
- We get wisdom when we ask specific questions to people who care for us and are qualified to answers us.