January is the month where we make plans for the year. We evaluate our past and make plans to improve some areas of our lives. Those plans for change will benefit us both professionally and personally. Sometimes the plans are realistic and attainable; other times, they are unrealistic and unattainable. But for plans to successful they must be attainable.
How do we decide what course of action is best to achieve our desired goals? Let’s face it, we would all love an extra million dollars or two in this coming year. But is that realistic when we look at the paycheck we have been earning over the years. So, this tells us that one major component in our lives must be wisdom. Here is a definition for wisdom that I like; it’s the ability to use your knowledge and experience to make good decisions and judgments. Proverbs 8:10-11 NLT it says, “Choose my instruction rather than silver, and knowledge rather than pure gold. For wisdom is far more valuable than rubies. Nothing you desire can compare with it.”
If you want to walk in wisdom, you should read Proverbs 9:10. It says, “Fear of the Lord is the foundation of wisdom. Knowledge of the Holy One results in good judgment.” When builders are building a house, they begin with the foundation. It is the first step. Wisdom is necessary for making sound decisions. In other words, real wisdom begins with God and His Word. If you want lasting change in your life, that is where you start. This will enable you to make plans that are realistic and attainable and experience the change you desire.
Thought for Today: Friend, fear the Lord and walk in wisdom.
Have a blessed day and walk in faith and victory.