We make many decisions throughout the course of our day. Some decisions require more wisdom than others, ranging from how much toothpaste to use, which prospective candidate to hire or what to do about a troubled relationship.
“If any of you lacks wisdom, let him ask God, who gives generously to all without reproach, and it will be given him.”James 1:5
Wisdom can mean anything from common sense to a complex equation involving factors of experience, knowledge and right judgment as infinite as the mind of God. An additional factor in the God Wisdom is love…a love beyond all things known to us on earth.
We all possess varying amounts of wisdom, but sometimes our emotions can hinder our application of it. This is why we are called to seek God’s wisdom…especially when facing decisions that affect our relationships.
Prayer is definitely an option, but really more of a necessity.
Prayer can help us “get out of ourselves” into a mindset of what Jesus would want us to do.
Taking time in our busy lives to pray and listen to God may be very difficult but it is worth the spiritual time out. Finding a quiet peaceful place whether it be turning the radio off in the car, lighting a candle at home or even visiting the church for prayer near the tabernacle or at holy Adoration.
Jesus is always here waiting for you to cast your troubles and decisions upon Him. Although most of won’t really hear the voice of God telling us what to do, oftentimes taking the time to pray can move us into a place where we are more open to seeking the advice of others and ultimately hearing God’s voice through them. Take a few deep breaths in prayer today.
“The way of a fool is right in his own eyes, but a wise man listens to advice.”Proverbs 12:15
– Amy Righi