A dear man of God once shared an experience he had with God as he was about launching out in ministry. God told him; “I will not have you run like other men have run. Go and meet my servant so and so, let him lay hands on you and you will be filled with the Spirit of wisdom.” God taught him to place the right value on wisdom.

Friend, in the school of success, wisdom is the principal (Proverbs 4:7). The value you place on wisdom is a reflection of your maturity. The difference between success and failure, wealth and poverty, victory and defeat, is wisdom. When you place the right value on wisdom, you would begin to enjoy the best of life (Proverbs 4:8-9).

“Wisdom is better than weapons of war…” (Ecclesiastes 9:18). The more you grow in life and destiny, the simpler your life should become. High flyers in life are not necessarily known for the energy they exert on life but the wisdom that is operating in their lives. This is why the rich work less but get more. Those at the highest level in career and business do less work but get more pay.

“The labour of the foolish wearies every one of them, because he knows not how to go to the city” (Ecclesiastes 10:15). In the economy of greatness, the how is more important than the what. A lot of people know what to do but few people know how to do it. It is the how that shows wisdom, and it is wisdom that leads, not muscle. When you are experiencing unnecessary stress and weariness, check the absence of wisdom.

“Give therefore your servant an understanding heart…” (1 Kings 3:9). Your prayer point is a reflection of your wisdom level. It is wisdom to ask for wisdom. Fools and immature people ask for things, mature people ask for wisdom. Immature people ask God to do stuff, wise people ask God to show them what to do. When your prayer point becomes that of wisdom, your life would get on the trajectory of progress (Proverbs 4:7-8).

“…and with all your getting get understanding” (Proverbs 4:7b). This season, pursue wisdom more than anything else. Fellowship with God and let His omniscience rub off on you (1 John 2:20, 27). Study the scriptures to be wise, not just to fulfil all righteousness (2 Timothy 3:15). Relate with great men, not for their wealth but for their wisdom (Proverbs 13:20). Place the right value on wisdom and you will never be stranded in life. Amen!

© ‘Demola Awoyele
Lead Pastor,
Destiny Impact Church
Akure, Nigeria