We’ve been talking about our need to experience wisdom from God.
Obstacles to Getting Wisdom
I think the reason we block out the wisdom of God from our daily life comes down to a few major principles:
1. We don’t take time to listen.
Do you take the time to listen? Just as much time should be spent waiting on God to give us wisdom. The best way I’ve found to do this is meditate on a passage of scripture…going over and over it again in your mind…asking God how this applies to YOUR life.
2. We are so closed minded to other possibilities.
Are you closed minded? I remember when I was younger a preacher said he was speaking to a deacon and the deacon said “I’ve believed the same thing for 30 years.” His response, “I can’t believe it…I’ve just be in the presence of someone who hasn’t learned a thing in 30 years!”
The basis of our faith – Jesus and what He has done for us – never changes.
Just about everything else may change over time…because we’re not there yet and we’re still growing.
3. We have to be willing to go against the flow.
People are so quick to judge others and attack each other that it has really hurt everyone’s growth.
“That’s not the way we used to do it…” is the statement used to stop people and churches from growing.
Notice that what Jesus preached went against the thoughts of His day.
I generally find that when God gives you wisdom you have to go against the common thinking in some way. God doesn’t think like us. So it means you’ll be doing something that doesn’t make sense at times (think about Gideon, Moses, Elijah, etc.).
Did God always lead them in ways that made sense?
So why don’t we experience wisdom?
Let me know what you think in the comment section bleow.