What do you do when you encounter those hardships and are at a point of not knowing what is the correct response. I seem to be at one of those moments at the present time when I am uncertain how to go forward. I have this tendency to react instead of being Patient and coming up with the correct way of going forward.
So I am asking God for his Wisdom to get me through…. but how do I ask God for Wisdom? I did a Google search and most of the references come up with this scripture in James:
James 1:2-8 > Consider it all joy, my brethren, when you encounter various trials, knowing that the testing of your faith produces endurance. And let endurance have its perfect result, so that you may be perfect and complete, lacking in nothing. But if any of you lacks wisdom, let him ask of God, who gives to all generously and without reproach, and it will be given to him. But he must ask in faith without any doubting, for the one who doubts is like the surf of the sea, driven and tossed by the wind. For that man ought not to expect that he will receive anything from the Lord, being a double-minded man, unstable in all his ways.
This scripture is a powerful one and requires me to be in obedience to what God is saying and I must have faith in what he is going to give me. When I do this – then God can accomplish a perfect result in me, even in the Hardships that I may have to encounter. I have to tell you this is really hard for me and I am struggling, but in my Heart I know that I need to finish well. Now this word “JOY” – well if my Heart is in the right place I will feel God working through me and that will bring the Joy.
So I know that as I go forward – I have to accept what God is taking me through and respond with the Wisdom that He is giving me…
One of Pastor Shaun’s scripture yesterday was:
Luke 7:28 > I tell you, of all who have ever lived, none is greater than John. Yet even the least person in the Kingdom of God is greater than he is!”
It hit me that if I am to finish well here on earth – I have to look at this scripture and see myself as being even the least person on Earth. I have to be humble so that God can work through me and then maybe I can be like John (that is going to take allot of work). People must see Jesus working through me…..
So I am asking God for His Wisdom to get me through and I am also praying for the Faith/Obedience to accomplish what he has in store for me. One thing that I have learned is that I cannot do it on my own. Besides Christ working through me, I need those around me to give me the support that I will need to help me finish the task. (I have a powerful team that surrounds me and I am know that I will finish well.) I am smiling……….
Where do you find yourself today?
Are you in a time where you need to ask God for Wisdom?
Remember what the scripture in James says.