One of my very favorite things to do is “google” any questions I have - Questions about proper grammar, how to convert different measurements, pictures of cute hairstyles, how to fold a fitted sheet, and to my dismay, the symptoms I have when I feel like I’m getting sick. (This particular google search NEVER turns out well!)
While technology can be a great source for information, that does not make it the BEST source.
Certain situations in life require more than just “googling” and should be taken up with people who are qualified to answer your questions or give sound advice. It is natural in times of trouble to reach out to friends for advice or people you know are going to tell you what you want to hear… but that isn’t always what you need.
Wisdom — the quality of having experience, knowledge, and good judgment; the quality of being wise.
Most of our peers don’t have the experiences necessary to really speak into our lives with complete wisdom. Wisdom is something that is typically acquired with age. Job 12:12 tells us that “wisdom belongs to the aged, and understanding to the old.” Therefore, when seeking true wisdom and knowledge, we often have to seek out another source of wisdom instead of just turning to Google or social media for feedback.
If you need wisdom, ask our generous God and he will give it to you.
When we need wisdom to navigate a situation we’re in, our first place to go to is the very source of wisdom — God. In your life, you will face challenging times and situations that will require you to make a decision. And instead of turning to a twitter poll, ask God for wisdom and discernment to help you navigate your circumstance.
And luckily, God gives us another source of wisdom — Godly people. For me, that person is my grandma. She is who I trust the most, not just because she’s my grandma and she’s awesome but because she has such a strong relationship with the Lord. I know that she seeks wisdom and understanding from Him, which then makes her wise. Whenever I have doubts, questions or concerns, I call her instead of asking my friends for advice.
Don’t get me wrong, friends can be a great source of support and encouragement, but seeking advice from God or people who have a strong relationship with God is much better.
In a world full of distractions, surround yourself with wise people who have a strong faith and will speak wisdom into your life and give sound advice.
WRITTEN BY: COURTNEY HALL
13 Blessed is the one who finds wisdom, and the one who gets understanding.
5 If you need wisdom, ask our generous God and he will give it to you.
23 “All things are lawful,” but not all things are helpful. “All things are lawful,” but not all things build up.
1 CORINTHIANS 10:23
- To whom or what do you usually turn for advice?
- What are some situations in your life right now that might require you to seek out wisdom?
- Read 1 Corinthians 10:23. What are some examples of things that may be not be considered “bad,” but are definitely not “helpful” in your life and your relationship with God?
- In what ways does using social media, being online, or even hanging out with friends require wisdom?
Spend a few moments thinking about some of the situations in your life that you could use advice and wisdom for. Now ask God to reveal 2 things:
1. His wisdom for the specific situation(s)
2. Someone you can talk to who can give you Godly wisdom