Monday, January 21, 2013

Seeking Gods Wisdom First

James 1:5 NLT

5 If you need wisdom, ask our generous God, and he will give it to you. He will not rebuke you for asking.

The first person I seek out when I dont know what to do is usually my husband.  I wish I could say its always God first.  There has been times when it is God but more times than not its my hubby or a close friend.  .

Things become complicated because this world is complicated.  Things happen, circumstances are made sometimes of my own doing and  I face complicated decisions. I am thankful that I have a resource thats available at all times.   God, the source of all wisdom, invites us to share our dilemmas with him. He makes his wisdom available to us.  I like that thought , that truth.  He invites me to share whatever is on my heart.

In order to take full adavantage of this opportunity, I have to forget about what I want or what I think should happen and let God guide me.  More times than not I go to others because I want someone to agree with me.  Or I want someone to make me feel good about my decisions.  But it does not work with God this way.  I have to fully trust and rely on him to guide me, and totally empty myself of my own wisdom.  Its hard, because I can be pretty stubborn.

When I eventually talk to God, I love that I can do just that, talk.  Talk out the pros and cons of whatever the situation may be knowing he hears me.  He works in my mind and heart then.  I just wish I would make it my first response to run to him.  If I want wisdom all I need to do is ask.  Removing my own wisdom is hard.  But when I eventually do, I have this ah ha moment and think why didn't I go to him first.  So I think as this new year is moving foward, I want to come out stronger by going to God first.