God doesn't issue rules and regulations for every moment; instead, He provides guidelines and principles and allows us to make decisions. That's because He's glorified when we choose to consult, trust and obey Him.
James writes, 'If any of you lacks wisdom, he should ask God, who gives generously to all...' (James 1:5 NIV). You haven't really begun to live until you've learned to tap into God's wisdom. When you do you'll be amazed how clearly things come into focus. With God's wisdom comes a remarkable absence of fear. We're no longer intimidated by circumstances or the opinions of those around us. We can lose a job or get promoted, and neither will derail us. We can get into an unexpected valley or soar to the pinnacle of success, and cope equally well with both.
That's because the wisdom of God gives us balance, insight and stability. None of these is a natural trait; each is a by-product of the wisdom that comes from God. We don't get them simply because we're Christians. No, we get them because we ask for them. God's wisdom provides us with the sixth sense needed in confusing situations, and the strength to press on confidently in spite of unanswered questions.
Do you need wisdom today? Spend time with the One who said, 'I will give you words and wisdom that none of your adversaries will be able to... contradict' (Luke 21:15 NIV). It works like this: when you make Jesus Lord of your life you're given access to the wisdom of God. With the Son of God, comes the wisdom of God. It's all part of the package.
It's mental how these messages that are sent to my email every day...are always so appropriate for what happens to be going on in my life at that point in time.
I landed myself in a confusing situation last night. I am still in the middle of it this morning. I won't go into too much detail...but this is a situation that would have hurt, upset, made me feel bad about myself, and even angered me...not long ago. Now...I just can't bring myself to get worked up about it.
Things happen for a reason. These things are sent to me, to teach me lessons, and make me a better person.
I'm still working through how to handle the situation. I'm still thinking about it this morning...but I have faith that God will make the right way forward...crystal clear.