Perhaps, things would have been a little different had he listened to the voice of wisdom. But he was bent on his ways. Obviously, he had no specific instruction from God, but he could have leveraged the voice of wisdom.

Friend, one of the ways that God would lead you is through the voice of wisdom. There are time you won’t hear any audible voice, not even the still small voice. There would be times you won’t perceive anything in your spirit. But there would always be a “Wisdom Way” to go about stuff in your life. There is the Voice of Wisdom you need to heed if you won’t make a shipwreck of your destiny.

“…but wisdom is profitable to direct” (Ecclesiastes 10:10). In heeding the voice of wisdom, there is direction and profiting. If you are currently confused in any area of your life, there might be a voice of wisdom that you are ignoring somewhere. Also, if you are not making profit with your life and endeavour, wisdom might be lacking.

There are at least six (6) channels of wisdom that you can leverage per time. You would need one or combinations of these at different junctures of life. There is the wisdom from God’s word; the Bible is God’s wisdom in print (2 Timothy 3:15). It contains God’s accurate prescription for life’s challenges.

There is the wisdom from common sense; common sense, they say, is not common (Proverbs 7:7 NLT). There is a reason you went to school. There is a reason you know what you know. There is wisdom garnered from life’s experiences. What have you gone through? What did you learn from them? If you make a mistake the first time, you are a victim, but if you keep repeating the same mistakes, you are a volunteer.

When you lack God’s specific instruction on a matter, don’t hesitate to go for expert’s opinion; it is another wisdom channel (1 Kings 12:1-16). God also positions ‘your’ teachers around you to provide appropriate guidance in life’s journey. You must know your teachers before you face life’s tests (Isaiah 30:20-21). Finally, pay attention to inspired thoughts from the Holy Spirit and you would always know what to do (Job 32:8, Psalms 29:3, John 6:6). Amen!

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