Relying on our own wisdom is easy. It’s often our default button. It’s… common. Hey, we are capable women, right?
Truth is, we can make snap decisions… multi-task with the best… and be the play-maker in our family without even breaking a sweat. But living in our own wisdom isn’t part of God’s plan. And when we rely on ourselves or others instead of asking God to figure things out, situations can get pretty messy.
What keeps you from asking God for His wisdom on how to handle situations? Why do you go rogue rather than wait for His answers or promises to come to pass? I know, me too.
Today, I’m sharing about a very messy moment when I didn’t trust God’s promise. I was frustrated that He wasn’t on my timetable. And I’m passing along what He taught me through it.
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James 1:5 tells us… “If you don’t have all the wisdom needed for this journey, then all you have to do is ask God for it… and God will grant all that you need. He gives lavishly and never scolds you for asking.”
If we’re going to be women with uncommon wisdom, we have to ask God for it. Because He is the only source of it.
God is the reason we can #beUncommon
Patti P says
Such a timely message,
Silvia Arvelo says
Yes, it’s so easy to forget or try to “fix” things with our own wisdom! Thank you for the reminder to go to God “first”!
Amen! Love that we can trust God to give us what we need.
Your honesty makes it so much easier for me to honest with myself. Love your perspective as always!
The time that we have between saying “yes” to His will and knowing what His will is, is REALLY hard. That waiting period can be so torturing when we don’t know what is going to happen next.
I have personally found this very hard. I committed to God in Jan 2016 that I wanted Him to use me and my past to help others find a better future. I was so excited and I felt enfused. I have been waiting ever since to see what God wants me to do. And it’s frustrating! This has really helped me to see that there is another way of seeing that God is actually there for me and I just need to ask the right thing. Thank you ?
Julie Grace says
Awesome message. God has truly blessed you and equipped you with the ability to share God with others. I could relate to a lot of what you talked about. We have to put our circumstances in God’s hands and let him take us where we need to go.
Mona Johnston (@Monawa) says
My forte is being a fixer. I think I can fix it all. Growing up a military kid I knew one thing and that was change and if I could control it then it was easier. God has broken me so many times to teach me that He alone can fix things and trust is the key. This year my word is trust and I have been trying to learn verses that are about trust. This book is a great reminder that putting my trust solely in God is the only way to face life. I am a work in progress and I know God is more than able.
Sheila W. says
Thank you for this great reminder. I can’t fix things on my own, even though I try. I truly needed this today as I struggle to fix my children.