I don’t love surprises, probably because I’m a recovering control freak. Recovering. And believe me, you don’t want the God of the universe to have to break you of control. It isn’t pretty. A much less messy, more freeing plan is to release (the illusion of) control and let God be God.
But He’s teaching me something about wisdom as I maneuver around the “surprises” of life. He’s showing me that yes, He absolutely gives wisdom to those who ask. He faithfully guides those who seek Him. But He doesn’t give it until the moment we need it.
He rarely says, “OK, next year (or even next week) you will take this blue route. The signs will be blinking and bright and the road will smooth out after the fifth curve.” No.
It’s faith that pleases Him. (Hebrews 11:6)
If any of you lacks wisdom, let him ask God, who gives generously to all without reproach, and it will be given him. But let him ask in faith, with no doubting, for the one who doubts is like a wave of the sea that is driven and tossed by the wind.
He told Abraham, “Go from everything you know to a land that I will show you.” (Genesis 12:1, paraphrased) You know what Abraham did? He went. (Genesis 12:4) He didn’t know where He was going; He just knew that God would bless him as he chose to follow. (Genesis 12:2)
The Lord promises wisdom to those who seek Him. Liberally. Running over. But it’s faith that honors Him and brings us blessing. We have to walk in this day trusting that when we need to know the next step to take, He will faithfully guide. He will faithfully guide.
Don’t be anxious about tomorrow. We only have today. This. Day. He will guide those who seek…but not a moment too soon. (Preaching to myself.)
Fill me, Lord…
How do you “seek His wisdom” for this day?
What are you seeking wisdom for lately?