Wisdom comes to those who seek it, understanding comes to those who actively chase it, and knowledge comes to those that diligently pursue it. In the book of Proverbs we get a look into the playbook on Gods strategy for wisdom, and as any team or organization there are certain rules and principles that come along with leveraging these guide lines. Now can you live a prosperous life outside of these principles? I would say most likely NOT POSSIBLE because to do so is like walking a mile in a completely straight line with a blindfold on, and that is nearly impossible. Like an untrained person lost in the woods walking in circles, is a man that lacks wisdom. Why do you think that in the book of proverbs that it says to “listen” and to “pay attention” so often. This is because we might understand the concept and guide lines, but we forget just as quickly as hear it. The information might be in the back our brains, but we often need to be reminded day in and day out.
“Let love and faithfulness never leave you; bind them around your neck, write them on the tablet of your heart.” Proverbs 3:3
I believe that the same should be said about wisdom because to love is to look outside oneself and in the genuine interest of others, and that is the wisest thing you could do. We are told that wisdom should be soot out and one must engage their mind to be sensitive to their actions before wisdom can properly assimilated into ones life and demeanor. This is because it cannot be fully attained, but only used to the best of ones ability. One thing that is universal to Christians and those who aren’t is that these guiding principles if put into practice can transform and elevate an individuals life to a better level.
One of these points is illustrated in Proverbs 5:22-23 saying, “The evil deeds of the wicked ensnare them; the cords of their sins hold them fast. For lack of discipline they will die, led astray by their own great folly.” This is most apparent in those that lie about bad behavior they have committed, and then get caught which forces them to then have to lie about their lie. Have you ever done this, I know I have, so believe me your not alone in that. About 10 years ago, I was dating two people at the same time. We were not sexually active, but still it was a scummy thing to do. Basically I got caught, so to cover up my lie about not seeing someone else. I then lied about someone telling me that she was also dating someone else, and because of that I figured I would also. Well things didn’t quite end greatly, but one must learn from those bad behaviors and correct them in the future. Nevertheless, I was \"ensnared\" by my actions and that sin grew greatly, and just like any other sin it resulted in a death. Not a death of a person but a death of a relationship, I later apologized for being that way with her and we were friends, but nothing more because the trust was gone forever.
Have you ever been led astray by bad decisions of other sinful people? The presence of peer pressure is as bad as it always has been, but with the enlargement of technology and instant communication we have just made things more massive and more apparent. This is why the return to time tested principles is more apparent then ever, do you really want your children to grow up to be anyone they see on television. Please do not get me wrong you can find a few good role models, but like the old saying goes, "you can sometimes find a good biscuit in the garbage can too but it is not exactly the best place to be looking." Like I mentioned before you must write the principles of wisdom on the “tablet of your heart” because without them you will fail time and time again. Remember that the principles of wisdom and their guidelines will put you in a state of mind that is sensitive to his or her own actions.
“When you walk, they will guide you; when you sleep, they will watch over you; when you awake, they will speak to you. For this command is a lamp, this teaching is a light, and correction and instruction are the way to life” Proverbs 6:22-23.
Challenge!! I challenge you to read a single proverb a day for the next month, if it is the 4th when you start reading. Then start there in chapter 4, but remember that this will help guide you toward the path of God’s righteousness. Be sensitive to your behavior and spend time in prayer because if you do He will mold you into a better version of yourself, just like He has with millions of others throughout time.
Till later, remember you are magnificent and God put you here to do something full of purpose. Believe and you will achieve if it is in God’s will, and nothing makes God happier then fulfilling the purpose He has given to you. Live, Love and have Faith that hope in tomorrow gives you power today!!!
About the Author: My purpose in life to help as many people as possible realize there full potential, with the clean, positive and influential lessons from the past. I'm a firm believer that if it has been done before, the you or me with a little disciple and teaching can do the same things. Have determination, have dedication, be goal oriented and most importantly follow God, and you will have everything in this world you want. Like Zig Ziglar said "you can really have everything in this world you want, if you just help enough other people get what they want.” That is because true happiness comes when you do for others, and if you learn one thing from these time tested strategies then I have fulfilled my purpose. Success indeed leaves clues, model them and follow them, and god will reward you for your efforts. This is about you, “for the greatest among you must become the servant of all,” and I’m a servant to one and to all. Sharing lessons of old to anyone willing to use them. You can find me on the web at http://dailylivinggodsway.blogspot.com/