To have a successful faith we must learn of those who are advanced in the faith!
Our choices determine whether we rise or if we fall. Its the same with with choosing to or not to exercise our faith. Part of exercising our faith I believe inpart comes from attaining wisdom.
We attend church, bible studies, conferences, and things related to be taught in part things of the word we are to then leave those places with and begin to apply them into our life. Or has it been that we attend those things out of duty, with no continued meditation and no practicing out what you took in?
I know I did that for years. I would go and listen, take notes and say inwardly like “hey God I showed up, remember this”. How very proud and puffed up that was of me. When the reason He drew me to chase and persue Him was cause He was calling me into a deeper relationship with Him.
Where there is no guidance the people fall, But in abundance of counselors there is victory.
Proverbs 11:14 NASB
Needless to say I needed some spiritual councel to help me in my soul, as well as, to help get me in alignment with faith.
Thanks be to God he had blessed my life with a councelor in my life. When I crossed over to attending Reformation Developmental Center that is Pastored by Juanita Gibbs.
She has helped by councel pull me into alignmwnt with Gods word and His will and purpose for my life. It is by that councel victories are happening in my life.
This I once felt defeated in, things that I never thought God would come through and help me in He has in miraculous ways. For that I am eternally greatful for her councel of me.
We should strive to possess wisdom!
Wisdom imparted should be wisdom gained! It is all based on a personal choice to accept or reject Godly wisdom.
For wisdom is protection just as money is protection, But the advantage of knowledge is that wisdom preserves the lives of its possessors.
Ecclesiastes 7:12 NASB
The more I take in wisdom and apply it into my personal life it becomes a protection for me.
But how so right?
I had wisdom shared with me about how I have been overly available to my job. I hadn’t set no boundary that when I was off work, I was off work!
I was always answering calls and messages and wasn’t getting paid to do such things. What happened as a result was me becoming stressed, burned out, overwhelmed, and full the more of anxiety.
Now setting boundaries and possessing the wisdom that has been imparted to me it has become a protection for my sanity. He gave us a spirit of a sound mind(self-control) I can control myself in how available I am (portion of 2 Tim 1:7).
The only way to preserve my life is to take in and adhear wisdom to my life as much as possible for it has the power to protect. Wisdom should be our sister as our closest confidant (Proverbs 7:4).
Wisdom cried out for me in this situation and countless others. I had to make a choice to take hold of wisdom or let it slip from my grip. I choose now after doing too much in my strength to allow wisdom to aide in my life. Won’t you?
Wisdom will eventually have an impact on your reactions!
I have to be honest, I am someone that when things happen in my life that I can become very hasty in decision making. I can become very irritable and snappy when I feel like I am being attacked.
But, those reactions weren’t wise one reactions I have to also admit on my part. What I took in as being attacks to thus cause me to make hasty decisions and react in not so Godly ways caused much issue.
Yet Wisdom is shown to be right by what its followers do.
Luke 7:35 CEV
Now that wisdon has come on the scene from impartation from my Pastor Juanita Gibbs, of what is going on within me it is now up to me to implement that wisdom.
The issues of my soul have caused woundings and scars that have set me on auto to react and think certain ways that are contrary to the truth of what is really trying to take place.
I have to admit these issues within my soul so that they can loose power and hold in my life to turn to the new way of being. That is slowing down and not being hasty and hearing a thing out so to gain understanding as to what is coming forth for me to take in.
Wisdom that I take in will show forth in my following of its guidance.
Not every piece of wisdom we get is from God!
There is one thing if not this that I have learned the hard way. So many want to try to impart wisdom to a person, but that wisdon was biblically unfounded. Rather it was from their own experiance and not pure truth from the Word of God.
But, how do you know what someone is sharing with you is bibically backed sound wisdom?
I have found that those that do have biblically backed wisdom often have scriptural support of what they are imparting to me. They not only share of their own personal experiance in using the Word of Gods true and pure wisdom to help them navigate a situation. But encourage in loving, supportive, compassionate ways.
But the wisdom from above is first pure, then peaceable, gentle, reasonable, full of mercy and good fruits, unwavering, without hypocrisy.
James 3:17 NASB
When I have received councel from people that didn’t have such truth supporting their statements and that wisdom caused more problems it seemed then when I didn’t take their insight.
When I learned to stop taking their insight they got agitated with me and declairing “why won’t you listen to me?”
Talk about a turn off.
This was when I had begun taking Godly councel that shed better light then the wisdom I had been getting and they didn’t appreciate me turning a deaf ear to what they shared.
Wisdom that is pure is wisdom that we all need and should cherish. We must exercise disernment to know what type of wisdom we are getting shared with us.
I can always use more wisdom, can’t you?
There are just things I will admit that I just don’t have a clue on as to how to navigate things in this life.
But if any of you lacks wisdom, let him ask of God, who gives to all generously and without reproach, and it will be given to him.
James 1:5 NASB
When I requested of God to send someone into my life that would help impart wisdom and insight into areas of my life known and unknown that could help me learn from them. God sure enough answered abundantly more than I could have imagined.
He sent a wonderful leader in my Pastor Juanita Gibbs who can impart wisdom to navigate life from all aspects. She has taught me so much of the things of God and the natural day-in day-out things that I needed to be shown or taught.
(My Pastor Juanita Gibbs – Facebook)
God uses her surrendered life to help impart wisdom to others and I am blessed to be counted in that number. She goes live on facebook every tuesday between 6pm and 7pm EST.
She has helped mold and shape my womanhood into what it should be to mature me in those areas. She is used of God to help in cultivating my spirit life by the word she delivers and has taken me under wing to help with the gifts God has placed in me. She has also helped me in areas of my soul, as well as, helping me get healthy in body. She is a whole person ministry and I love that about where I call my church.
The more wisdom I need in areas she is able to impart from experiance and the word and from her councel practice she can tailor councel just to my life so perfectly.
Never be ashamed to ask God or people for Wisdom. It can help you so much in life.