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TOPIC : AS A LEADER IF YOU LACK WISDOM, ASK FOR IT
Scripture :James 1: 5. 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.
Beloved, I welcome you to another Moment of Daily Encounter! We concluded yesterday’s meditation by saying that everyone is a leader! It is either at home, at school, at work, business premises or place of worship, everyone is influencing someone hence, you are a leader at your level and at the same time a follower of another leader! Therefore you will need wisdom to be an effective leader.
We have also established that there are various kinds of wisdom. Our focus however, is divine wisdom which is heavenly wisdom. It is possible to be bankrupt of divine wisdom! Today, we are examining God’s provision for lack of divine wisdom.
Our anchor scripture reveals that it is possible to lack wisdom even as a leader(Jam.1:5). It begin by asking a question, “If any of you lack wisdom…”
This obviously is one question that no one wants to admit, their lack of wisdom. Nobody wants to be addressed as a fool! However, the good news is that there is provision for any lack of wisdom in our lives! So our part is to admit our lack of wisdom and ask God for it .
How do we know we lack wisdom? :
1. Inability to lead or provide leadership:
Proverbs 8: 15. By me kings reign, and princes decree justice.
It takes wisdom to lead people, if you find it difficult to lead, then wisdom is absent. And everywhere there is excellent leadership whether in society, at home, school or in the church, wisdom is at work because men lead by wisdom.
2.Presence of stagnation :
*Proverbs 4: 8. Exalt her, and she shall promote thee: she shall bring thee to honour, when thou dost embrace her.
The above scripture reveals that wisdom has capacity to promote you if you exalt her!
This implies that promotion is a function of wisdom, therefore stagnation is obviously a lack of wisdom. Anywhere you see stagnation, lack of growth, one thing is missing, wisdom.
3. Lack of honour :
Proverbs 4: 8. Exalt her, and she shall promote thee: she shall bring thee to honour, when thou dost embrace her.
Honour is what goes with promotion and promotion is attracted by wisdom, hence lack of wisdom equals dishonour.
4. Presence of repeated failure and pains:
Proverbs 4: 9. She shall give to thine head an ornament of grace: a crown of glory shall she deliver to thee.
You are expected to rise from level to level in glory because the wisdom of God is ordained for our glory just as the Bible said :
Proverbs 4: 18. But the path of the just is as the shining light, that shineth more and more unto the perfect day.
Therefore to have repetitive failures, pains upon pains is obviously a sign of not knowing what to do – wisdom!
5. Incessant quarrel and fighting in homes:
Proverbs 14: 1. Every wise woman buildeth her house: but the foolish plucketh it down with her hands.
In a home where wisdom is reigning, you can see an atmosphere of peace and serenity!
But when worldly wisdom is on display, you see rancour and acrimony, quarrel and fighting all the times. That is a obvious sign that divine wisdom is lacking.
There is wisdom of speech making which every woman must have to build her home, absence of such wisdom is mis-use of their verbal power that tears down peace in the home.
Beloved, are you tired of labouring without nothing to show for it?
Are you tired of repeating the same mistakes every now and then?
Are you tired of a life of stagnation?
Are you tired of everyday quarrel in the home?
If yes then apply for wisdom!
God wouldn’t deny you if you come to him acknowledging your lack of wisdom.
After acknowledging your of lack of wisdom, then ask for it:
James 1:5 …. Let him ask of God, that giveth to all men liberally, and upbraideth not; and it shall be given him.
The provision is available to anyone who sees his lack of wisdom and turns to God for help in prayer (Heb. 4: 16).
Remember this: Heaven is real and hell is real. The choice of eternity is up to you, give your heart to Jesus Christ today!
– Father thank you for your word to me today,
– Lord, I repent of any foolish steps I have taken due to my lack of wisdom and I receive grace to seek for your wisdom in Jesus name.
– I prophesy the release of divine wisdom upon you now in the name of Jesus.
– May the Lord equip you with wisdom to tackle every challenging situation that has kept your back on ground in the name of Jesus.
From your brother Alex
God bless you.