“By wisdom a house is built, and by understanding it is established” Proverbs 24:3, ESV.
One day in prayer I cried out to God, “Lord, make me wise!” I told Him, “I don’t want to be a foolish woman! I don’t want to be a foolish wife, a foolish mother, a foolish servant. Lord, I want to be wise!” I meant it with everything in me. The Bible says, “Every wise woman builds her house, but a foolish woman tears it down with her own hands” (see Proverbs 14:1). I didn’t want to destroy everything that mattered to me because I didn’t know how to control my emotions, control my tongue, control my thoughts or control myself. I didn’t want to be the one holding the broken pieces of my life because of my own foolishness.
Then God reminded me that Jesus has been made unto us wisdom (see 1 Corinthians 1:30). If that’s true, we are wise through Jesus and we only need to yield to the wisdom of God. He wants to show us His way of doing things, His way of responding, and viewing situations. He is helping us put away all childishness and be the wise women He’s called us to be!
Prayer: Lord, I yield to your wisdom in every area of my life. Help me to be effective and efficient, self-controlled and diligent. Grow me up God. I’m tired of making the same mistakes over and over again. Show me your ways of doing things. In Jesus’ name, Amen.
Challenge: Read a chapter of Proverbs everyday for the next 31 days.