Wisdom…#Not Strength(Pt 1)

Within us all lies the power to do anything if only we are wise. The only limitations we see are ourselves. I was always worried as to how I would face my lecturer much less pass his course. He is always stern and always strict with his feedbacks. He leaves you with so much anxiety after his classes and he is very spontaneous but very resourceful and flexible. Last week he announced there will be a test and preparation kicked off. I made sure I studied despite the stress and activities  of the day, I wanted to make sure I don’t fail myself.  I focused on the difficult topics without paying attention to the simple ones and guess what? It was the simple ones that came out and nothing from the hard and difficult topics. I was mortified and speechless. It was like standing in a fog and having it rain at the same time. The simple question that appeared on the question paper appeared difficult because I didn’t prepare for it. I felt the difficult topics should be studied more than the simple ones. How wrong i was…
 To the Glory of God I was able to answer the question. I understood the meaning of the quote ” When you fail to prepare, you prepare to fail”. I like to set high expectations for myself, and I try not to get discouraged if and when I come up short. With every failure I know I am one step closer to success. Never say you have failed until you have reached your last attempt, and never say it’s your last attempt until you have succeeded. I didn’t loose my confidence during the test, I kept saying to myself I can do this even though I didn’t prepare properly.

1 Corinthians 2:5 “That your faith should not stand in the wisdom of men, but in the power of God.” Relying more on the wisdom of God is more profitable. I studied the difficult topics while God was preparing the simple question from the simple topics for me. I will rely more on his quidiance for subsequent papers and never to rely on my own wisdom.  Jeremiah 17:5-9 explains it better “Thus says the Lord: “Cursed is the man who trusts in man and makes flesh his strength, whose heart turns away from the Lord. He is like a shrub in the desert, and shall not see any good come. He shall dwell in the parched places of the wilderness, in an uninhabited salt land. “Blessed is the man who trusts in the Lord, whose trust is the Lord. He is like a tree planted by water, that sends out its roots by the stream, and does not fear when heat comes, for its leaves remain green, and is not anxious in the year of drought, for it does not cease to bear fruit.” The heart is deceitful above all things, and desperately sick; who can understand it?

Trusting God with our lives, even when it makes no sense, is choosing to grab hold of the pearl of wisdom. As Christians we know the vital connection prayer is to our God, yet we let it slip away from our fingers. We choose to rely on our wisdom, rather than trusting and relying on Him.We must be deliberate in choosing to cling to Him. There is great wisdom and reward in depending on our God even in the silence.

14 thoughts on “Wisdom…#Not Strength(Pt 1)

  1. Some Scriptures below Whitney that confirm your Message on God’s Wisdom which none of us were Born with or His empowering by The Holy Spirit either, so we Ask and Receive as God tells us and believe we have Received…

    Proverbs 4:7 Wisdom is the Principal thing therefore get Wisdom and with all thy getting get Understanding.(KJV)

    James 1:5-6 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.(KJV)

    Colossians 2 :2 -3 That their hearts might be comforted, being knit together in Love and unto all riches of the full assurance of understanding to the acknowledgement of the mystery of God The Father and of Christ, In whom are hid all the Treasures of Wisdom and Knowledge.(KJV)

    Proverbs 3:5-7 Trust in the Lord with all thine heart and lean not unto thine own understanding In all thy ways acknowledge Him and He shall direct thy paths. Be not wise in thine own eyes fear the Lord and depart from evil.(KJV)

    Proverbs 4:11-13;18 I guide you in the way of Wisdom And lead you along straight paths. When you walk your steps will not be hampered; When you run you will not stumble.old on to instruction do not let it go, Guard it well for it is your life. The path of the Righteous is like the first gleam of dawn Shining ever brighter till the full light of day.(KJV)

    Luke 11:13 ……. how much more shall your Heavenly Father give the Holy Spirit to them that ask Him?

    John 16:13 -15. Howbeit when He The Spirit of Truth is come He will guide you into all Truth for He shall not speak of Himself but whatsoever He shall hear that shall He speak and He will shew you things to come. He shall glorify me for He shall receive of mine and shall shew it unto you. All things that the Father hath are mine therefore said I; that He shall take of mine and shall shew it unto you. (KJV)

    Psalm 49:3 My mouth shall speak of Wisdom and the meditation of my heart shall be of Understanding.(KJV)

    Christian Love and Blessings – Anne.

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