As I prepared for another attempt on the university qualifying exams that night, one young man came to offer me leaked papers of all the subjects I was to take. His reason; “Why waste effort preparing when you can have all the answers before the exams.” I declined. But that experience taught me how to live by the answer.

Friend, you can live by the answer. In the world, they are wiser after the event. But in the kingdom, we are wiser before the event. We have the advantage of having an insight into the future today. This is one of the assignments of the Holy Spirit in our lives (John 16:13).

There are life’s questions that Google cannot answer. There are things you cannot read up in a book. God gives wisdom and out of His mouth proceeds knowledge and understanding (Proverbs 2:6). Leveraging God’s omniscience would make you look smart before men (Genesis 41:39).

In a fast changing world, in a complex and volatile society like ours, wisdom and knowledge remain the stability of our times (Isaiah 33:6). Access to the mind of God will position you at an advantage. It would help you to see what others are not seeing. It would make you to know what is hidden from others. Like Jesus, you would know what to do (John 6:6).

If Artificial Intelligence can make men achieve what could not be achieved few decades ago, Spiritual Intelligence will do more. Beyond praying in tongues and prophesying in Church, the Holy Spirit also gives intelligence that is applicable in the market place and our everyday life. We must not reduce or restrict the Holy Spirit to the confines of the Church (Daniel 2:19, 5:14).

God’s answer for life’s questions lie in the depth of your spirit, you must learn to pull it out (1 Corinthians 2:10). When you feel clueless, remember that the Holy Spirit is not. You can profit in business, career, marriage and life generally by the answer from God’s Spirit. If you don’t take advantage of your advantage the devil will take advantage of you (John 16:7, 2 Corinthians 2:11).

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