WALKING IN WISDOM
(Colossians 4:5)”Walk in wisdom toward them that are without, redeeming the time”
Why don’t I see results?
Many of us have experienced delays and unmet expectations especially as believers who have prayed and trusted God, and it is almost as if it doesn’t work, you may be on the verge of giving up on Godly standards and God’s way because this way has seemed to be very slow and seemingly yielding no results.
The truth is, if you have made any efforts to pray or do anything at all and you still haven’t seen any results, or it looks as if the word of God is not working for you; It means that there is something you do not know. There just might be certain principles you were not able understand and to apply in order to see results.
The bible says that Wisdom is profitable to direct; (Ecclesiastes 10:10)”If the iron be blunt, and he do not whet the edge, then must he put to more strength: but wisdom is profitable to direct”. It breaks down to getting(Proverbs 4:7) “Wisdom is the principal thing; therefore get wisdom: and with all thy getting get understanding”.
We get to know that “WISDOM” is knowing “WHAT TO DO” and “UNDERSTANDING” is “KNOWING HOW TO DO IT”. So, if you must succeed as a child of God in 2021; if you must see the arm of God in your life, there is a dimension of WISDOM you must operate in that will make it easier for you.
Most times, we blame God because we have refused to carry out our own responsibility. We should know that GOD has his RESPONSIBILITY and MAN has his OWN RESPONSIBILITY. When we don’t carry out our own responsibility, it looks as if GOD is failing and that is why it is very important that BELIEVERS/CHRISTIANS who want to see GOD’S ARM “MUST WALK IN WISDOM”.
WISDOM IS A SPIRIT. (Isaiah 11:2)“And the spirit of the LORD shall rest upon him, the spirit of wisdom and understanding, the spirit of counsel and might, the spirit of knowledge and of the fear of the LORD”. Every child of God, should be able to stir up the Spirit of Wisdom daily. The Holy Spirit is one; but the way he operates, is dynamic and remarkable. He operates IN WISDOM, and THROUGH WISDOM.
The bible categorically talks about the 10 Virgins; (Matthew 25:1-2) “Then shall the kingdom of heaven be likened unto ten virgins, which took their lamps, and went forth to meet the bridegroom…………And five of them were wise, and five were foolish”.
The 10 virgins at a time were seen to be wise. The fact that they were virgins meant that they were Blood bought, they were spotless without wrinkles, they were without sin just like all of us Christian’s, yet there was something they didn’t know. This was a mystery Jesus taught using parables. He had told his disciples, and is saying to all Christians now; If you must succeed, you must pay attention to understanding the mysteries of the kingdom of God.
Now, don’t think this as an overly high body of knowledge that requires any status, yet it is an embodiment of truth that is locked up in parables and in words which cannot be understood by logical reasoning, but only by the Holy Spirit who lives on your inside. It is only the Holy Spirit that reveals mysteries, because that is where the Wisdom is.
To walk in wisdom and to experience results and victory in our families, businesses, churches e.t.c. we must begin to desire to walk in wisdom, sincerely asking the Lord to lead us to carry out our own responsibility and take those steps that will lead us not just to see results, but experience overwhelming victory even at the face of obstacles.