Words of Grace
One of the most common things I hear around me is people saying how dumb they are. “Oh, I’m so stupid.” “I never do that right.” “My brain doesn’t work.” I make such stupid decisions.”
But if you are so stupid, how can you ever make a wise decision? Many people believe they can’t. They need a teacher to tell them what to do. They need preachers or elders or counselors. Then, if the teacher says something they don’t agree with, they just tell themselves that the teacher is wise and they have to trust him.
What if I could convince you that you are wise? Wouldn’t you say that someone who has wisdom is wise? If someone were to ask you to estimate your net worth, would you tell them only what you have in your pocket or purse? Wouldn’t you count everything: bank accounts, investments, property, etc? If the man standing next to you has seventy-five cents in his pocket and seventy-five million dollars in the bank, would you consider him rich or poor?
You see, what you have full access to is yours. You have the wisdom of Christ in you. He is your Wisdom and that makes you wise.
But of Him you are in Christ Jesus, who became for us wisdom from God–and righteousness and sanctification and redemption–1 Corinthians 1:30 (NKJV)
It doesn’t matter whether you feel wise or even if you always make wise decisions. The truth is that wisdom belongs to you. If you feel that you need to make a wise decision, just ask. That’s what the Scripture says.
If any of you lacks wisdom, let him ask of God, who gives to all liberally and without reproach, and it will be given to him. James 1:5 (NKJV)
I like that verse because it adds the fact that God will not accuse us of being stupid when we ask. He will not judge us negatively for asking. Whatever we need, especially wisdom, we receive freely from Him.
So you are wise. Don’t hesitate to stop once in a while to ask the Lord what He thinks, then trust Him to lead you by His/your wisdom.