Well, first of all before I start sharing my thoughts on Wisdom, I would like you to just sit back and think of all the interesting and exciting dreams you’ve always had, about how wonderful your future will turn out to be. I’m not talking about the realistic mature goals you’ve set for your self after weeks or even months of deliberation. I’m referring to the dreams you would hear an innocent Child describing, who has absolutely no idea of the Challenges he or she has to Overcome to be victorious or successful as the case maybe.
I’ve realize that, as the mind matures and loses the innocent mindset of a child, these crazy childlike dreams keep fading away till one gets to a point where one just wants to become someone who’s comfortable and makes as much money as one can to live the good life which involves having a stable Job and earning enough money to be comfortable. I think the society calls this process maturing, facing the facts of life. This is natural and something everyone has to do at one stage in life or the other.
However there are those who mature, get to face the difficulties and temptations of life, yet they do not lose sight of their dreams, ambitions, or their childlike mindset which has no boundaries, which do not take no for an answer or let their present conditions dictate to them how they are to behave or what to strive for. Am talking about those who strive for greatness. If you are such a person then know that you are the one that am really trying to reach out to.
Unfortunately most people that tread on this part get either disappointed, distracted or frustrated. That’s why I want to share my opinion on the Importance of wisdom if one strives for true greatness. Its possible to have all the money in the world being accomplished with loads of titles and so on and yet be unfulfilled. This is because the world we live in is filled with vanities upon vanities as stated by the preacher in the book of Ecclesiastes chapter 1vers 2:
Vanity of vanities ,saith the Preacher, vanity of vanities: all is vanity.
Also it is written in the book of Matthew chapter 16 verse 26:
For what is a man profited, if he shall gain the whole world, and lose his own soul? Or what shall a man give in exchange for his soul?
Therefor the greatness I strive for is the sought, that comes from the Lord, as described in the book of Proverbs chapter 10 verse 22:
The blessing of the Lord, it maketh rich, and he addeth no sorrow with it.
I believe that the first step one should take in accessing the Lords Blessings is getting Wisdom and understanding as explained in the book of Proverbs chapter 4 verse 5-9:
5.Get wisdom, get understanding; forget it not, neither decline from the words of my mouth.
6.Forsake her not, and she shall preserve thee; love her, and she shall keep thee.
7.Wisdom is the principal thing, therefore get wisdom; and with all thy getting, get understanding.
8.Exalt her, and she shall promote thee; she shall bring thee honor when thou dost embrace her.
9.She shall give to thine head an ornament of grace; a crown of glory shall she deliver to thee.”
also the book of Proverbs chapter 3 verse 13-19 stats:
13.Happy is the man that findeth wisdom and the man that getteth understanding;
14.for the merchandising of it is better than the merchandising of silver, and the gain thereof than fine gold.
15.She is more precious than rubies, and all the things thou canst desire are not to be compared to her.
16.Length of days is in her right hand, and in her left hand riches and honor.
17.Her ways are ways of pleasantness, and all her paths are peace.
18.She is a tree of life to them that lay hold upon her, and happy is everyone that retaineth her.
19.The Lord by wisdom hath founded the earth; by understanding hath He established the heavens;
From the above Bible text, I hope that you can begin to understand why I believe that wisdom and understanding are very necessary for one who strives for greatness, because when a great and effective door is opened, there are bound to be a lot of adversities manifesting them selves in all forms.
Moreover it is Wisdom and understanding that enables one to gain power, wealth, being able to say and do the right thing, or be at the right place at the right time. It is Wisdom that teaches us the importance of meekness, and prudence and so much more. So I can’t but emphasize this once more, and that is, for one to avoid being either disappointed, distracted or frustrated in life, wisdom is the principle thing, therefor get Wisdom.
So I guess that right now the one million dollar question is, “how does one get this wisdom?”. I would encourage you to read, the book of Proverbs. I recommend it as the best starting book for anyone who is seeking for wisdom because King Solomon was truly blessed with Gods wisdom.
However I would implore you to keep this in mind about wisdom, understanding and knowledge as written in the book of proverbs chapter 1 verse 7:
The fear of the lord is the beginning of knowledge
and nothing else.
Thanks for reading and Bless you in Jesus name.