Who are you listening to?
Do you have good influences in your life?
Do you ask God for direction and wisdom?
Solomon was the wisest king. He was blessed with wisdom and more when he was only concerned with doing the will of God and serving his kingdom. He served as king for 49 years and when he died, his son became king. It is very noble to ask for wisdom when you can ask for anything else in the world.
I ask for wisdom frequently and God has given it to me in many areas of my life. I have intentionally surrounded myself with wise counsel. The people who I am blessed to share experiences and life with are my friends and family. I learn from them, teach them, and grow with them in different ways. I have learned that it is important to grow in each relationship that I have.
I ask for wisdom in all of my relationships. I remember when I met my boyfriend that I prayed and asked God to stay in the middle and head of our relationship and HE has. It’s been awesome to learn about ourselves and each other by keeping God first. I also remember praying for friends when I felt alone. I think back to times when I would just go to work and go home and then just exist. After praying and taking action I can now see the community that I am blessed with that serves as my support. My support wants what is best for me and encourages me to take action according to God’s word. It’s not always easy to find people who can encourage you to do what is best. The Bible gives an example of this through a king.
“Then King Rehoboam discussed the matter with the older men who had counseled his father, Solomon. “What is your advice?” he asked. “How should I answer these people?” The older counselors replied, “If you are good to these people and do your best to please them and give them a favorable answer, they will always be your loyal subjects.” But Rehoboam rejected the advice of the older men and instead asked the opinion of the young men who had grown up with him and were now his advisers. The young men replied, “This is what you should tell those complainers who want a lighter burden: ‘My little finger is thicker than my father’s waist! Yes, my father laid heavy burdens on you, but I’m going to make them even heavier! My father beat you with whips, but I will beat you with scorpions!’” When all Israel realized that the king had refused to listen to them, they responded, “Down with the dynasty of David! We have no interest in the son of Jesse. Back to your homes, O Israel! Look out for your own house, O David!” So all the people of Israel returned home. And to this day the northern tribes of Israel have refused to be ruled by a descendant of David.” 2 Chronicles 10:6-8, 10-11, 16, 19 NLT
When you have people around you with experience and that have good intentions, it is easier and wiser to trust their word.
I encourage you to look at your circle and enhance it with wisdom.
How can you enhance the wisdom in your life?