Some gifts from God of wisdom involve speaking a certain truth at just the right time for the right reasons. Other gifts of wisdom from God involve silence at the right time for the right reason. And the highest level of wisdom gift from God involves knowing which to do when. All wisdom has God involved. And He is free to give these precious gifts to whomever humbly asks Him.
It is not a lost cause if wisdom has been elusive for anyone, just reveals a prideful heart. One humble prayer prayed in faith of God’s answer separates the unwise from the wise.❤
I have never been a genius, but I have always been intelligent. I have not always been wise, but I have always been intelligent. I have not always applied my intelligence. God gave me a good mind, a quick one, one that reasons well and thinks fast, witty. But that speed of thought and high IQ never served me when I was thinking in my heart selfishly. When I was proud and self-serving, my intelligence was not able to be applied to the people around me. It was strong enough to carry me well but not strong enough to make a difference to others. Intelligence only becomes wisdom with God’s help and with humility and love or God and love of others. Then wisdom happens. It is always a reward from God and always an answer to a humble prayer. Then, with God and the right heart, intelligence converts into wisdom and even genius. ❤
The wisdom and maturity of a person is seen in their use of silence. Silence is magnificent when necessity dictates it and is a blatant sin of omission in other arenas. Wisdom and maturity to know which is which comes from God in His Word, the Bible, we can read or from the Holy Spirit in our minds and hearts when humbly asked. God is the only source of this level of wisdom and maturity in the dedicated and n intentional art of silence. Let us ask Him continually and read His Word continually to get this one right. It is magnificent when done well and speaks volumes when done well consistently. Timing is God’s puppy. We need Him for it and may we represent Him well in doing so.❤
When you focus only on yourself, you limit your solution, thoughts, wisdom, etc to that which you already possess. Deeper reflection on self will never change that. You are then as far as you can go.
When you serve others, ponder God, read His Word, speak to others, you can learn infinitely more and grow in leaps and bounds in eternal ways. ❤