Posts tagged ‘wisdom’

July 24, 2013

Wisdom

Imparting wisdom is not that easy. Especially when it comes to young people. What I have learned though is that those who seek it will find it.

As you grow older you take notes of things that have worked and haven’t worked. Like wasting time with sales people in person or on the phone(Don’t do it). But, more importantly is God and your relationship with Jesus. This relationship will be your most important relationship of your entire life, bet!!

So to impart the most important wisdom is to share about my life experiences walking with God with you. Memorizing scripture is one of the first ways in which you can begin to grow in your walk with God. Building close relationships with other Christians is also important. You need those around you to keep you accountable and hold you to a higher standard. Reading scripture is second to none as well. You need to know what God says about topics you will face in your time here on earth and how Jesus responded to those situations as well. Having a healthy Church home(close to where you live) is also needed.

As I’m writing this I am thinking of many scriptures that come to mind to justify my imparted wisdom to you. Don’t give up the assembling of yourselves together(Hebrews 10:25) – As iron sharpens iron, so does one brother sharpen another(Proverbs 27:17). These are scriptures I know by heart.

The opposite of these is true as well. Pray for those you want to evangelise and spend quality time with them and build a rapport. Help them to know that you care and when they realize that, they will realize that your God is real and loves them too!

Stay away from those who are rebellious and spew hatred, racism and evil deeds. They will do nothing but cause you harm now and possibly forever. Pray for them, but keep those people out of your circle of friends.

Trust…that everyone in your life will disappoint you! The quicker you come to this realization, the better off you will be. Then realize that God will never leave nor forsake you. He loves you and always wants the best for you, even if you think that it is not the best in that moment. That HE should be your trust and he will take care of you.

The fear of the Lord is the beginning of Knowledge,
but Fools despise wisdom and instruction – Proverbs 1:7

September 5, 2008

too much talk

I love the book of Proverbs.  It’s definitely one of my favorite books in the scriptures.  There is so much knowledge and tons of nuggets of wisdom in every verse.  Right now I’m in Proverbs 20 and there is a lot of daily life activities that I come across that help me be on guard for and people to be leery of.  Verse 19 states “A gossip betrays a confidence; so avoid a man who talks too much.” 

I know people that are like this and so do you.  First, it’s the gossip.  I know it’s easy to talk about others, I think we all do it.  Unfortunately, it’s not right.  Some folks enjoy gossipping wayy too much and love to talk about everyone and anyone.  These are the people that will talk about you behind your back when your not around.  I think that there are others who try to avoid this type of talk, but on occasion do talk about people, but don’t make it a habit or a practice and these people can keep secrets.  I would say I fall in the latter of these 2.  There are exceptions to everything, but to say that you never talk about anyone ever would mean that your perfect and I know that no one is.  So, let’s clean up that way we speak about people, especially when they are not around and even ask for their forgiveness for things we may have said about them when they were not around.

The Second part of this verse is about a person who loves to talk, just to hear themselves talk.  We all know people like this as well.  These folks drive me nuts!!!  I don’t mind people talking and sharing their hearts, minds or ideas.  But, when they just talk on and on and on, even when no one is listening or paying attention…there is definitely something wrong with that.  I don’t have any close friends that are like this and I try to stay distant from people that are like this for many a reason, especially because scripture says so.

In closing, read more of the Book of Proverbs to gain more knowledge of things to be wiser about and talkers to avoid. 

Blessings!