If you need wisdom, ask our generous God, and he will give it to you. He will not rebuke you for asking. - James 1:5 NLT
Do I look for a full time job? Do I start working towards a higher degree? These are probably some questions that you may be asking yourself. You are thinking that this is a major decision and you want to make sure at you are making the right decision. God is there for us in every step of our lives. God will direct our lives daily through wisdom if we let Him. Here is how we can seek God’s wisdom for direction on making decisions, no matter how small or big.
1. Ask for wisdom through prayer.
When you pray, it is okay to pray for your plans and dreams, but also be open to God’s plan. God has a plan for your life. When you walk in God’s plan for your life, you are sure to be prosperous and successful, whether that looks the way you thought it would or not.
"For I know the plans I have for you,” declares the Lord, “plans to prosper you and not to harm you, plans to give you hope and a future. - Jeremiah 29:11 (NIV)
2. Listen for God’s response through meditation.
Often when we pray, we just rattle off a list of requests and then we are done. When we are seeking wisdom from God, we must sit in silence and wait for a response. Listen, I know that it is not easy. Especially because sometimes the answer does not come right away. It may take days or weeks before the answer comes. But trust me, waiting for God’s wisdom is worth the wait. God’s wisdom and knowledge will direct your steps. It is through those quiet moments that He will pour out His wisdom and knowledge to you. But you must take the time to be still and listen.
He says, “Be still, and know that I am God;
I will be exalted among the nations,
I will be exalted in the earth.” - Psalm 46:10 (NIV)
Making major decisions about life and how to move forward is not easy, but God is there to guide to you through His wisdom and knowledge. By praying, meditating, and following His plans you are sure to have success. Sweet sister, you have this because with God all things are possible. Just seek Him!
1. How can you schedule time to ensure that you seek God’s wisdom through prayer?
2. How can you schedule time to ensure that you seek God’s wisdom through meditation?
Heavenly Father, Thank You for Your many blessings. Please help us to remember to seek You for Your wisdom and knowledge for all our decisions, both large and small. We ask that You continue to direct our steps daily. In Jesus’ name. Amen.