One of the most important things we can do to ensure our success is to use wisdom and listen to what God is saying to us concerning our life. Proverbs 4:6 lets us know that wisdom is the principle thing. Ephesians 5:17 says, “Don’t be unwise (foolish) but understand what the will of the Lord is.” Yes, the Holy Spirit will speak to you, but He may tell you to read a specific book or take a certain class or talk to a nutritionist.
Things aren’t always what they seem. For instance, a person may have constant headaches because of a poor diet or not drinking enough water. They may not need to be healed, they may simply need to make some changes in their diet. Or, maybe a parent has been having daily fights with their teenaged son and asking God to change the teenager. However, the root of the problem may be that they are not speaking their son’s love language. The Holy Spirit wants to reveal these things to parents.
Disobedience to God and His Word can keep us from experiencing God’s best. Many people struggle with forgiving those who have wronged them, not realizing they’re blocking the blessings of God in their lives. In Galatians 5:6 we see “…faith works by love” and in 1 Corinthians 13:5, “Love does not remember wrongs done against it.” (ETR version) We need to walk in love in order for our faith to work and we’re not walking in love if we’re holding grudges.
Finding and acting on the wisdom of God can save us time, money and grief. Putting in the effort to discover God’s will can prevent us from making high-priced mistakes, mistakes that can cost us our health, our family and money. I personally could have saved myself a lot of stress, time and many thousands of dollars had I just taken the time to do this.
Hearing and acting on the wisdom of God not only saves money and resources, but can also generate riches and wealth. In his book, How You Can Be Led By The Spirit of God, Kenneth Hagin talks about how in the early 1900’s, a business man went from making $5,500 a year to having over $30 million worth of assets by learning how to hear from God and tap into His wisdom by training and developing his spirit.
So before you start that business, or attend college or get married, take several hours, days or even several weeks if need be, to spend time alone with God and His Word and find out His wisdom concerning the matter.
As you are in this time of finding out God’s perfect will, keep speaking faith-filled words. Instead of saying, “I don’t know what to do,” say things like, “I have the mind of Christ so I always make the right decisions. In all my ways I acknowledge God and He directs my paths. I always hear and obey the voice of God.”
People may try to put pressure on you to make your decision quickly. You won’t be able to hear clearly from God if you’re under stress. If possible, get away from anyone or anything that’s putting pressure on you and get alone with God.
Here are 23 scriptural declarations for you to speak and meditate on as you seek the wisdom of God:
- I am strong and of a good courage. I fear not. I am not afraid. The Lord thy God, goes with me. He does not fail me, nor forsake me. (Deut. 31:6)
- God shows me the path of life: in His presence is fullness of joy; at His right hand there are pleasures for evermore. (Psalm 16:11)
- The Lord guides me in *judgment: He teaches me His way. *justice; helps me do the right thing. (Psalm 25:9)
- God instructs me and teaches me in the way that I should go: He guides me with His eye on me. (Psalm 32:8)
- My steps are ordered by the Lord: I delight in His way. (Psalm 37:23) I delight to do God’s will. (Psalm 40:8)
- I hear and obey the voice of God. (Luke 11:28) I seek God daily; I delight to know His ways (Isaiah 58:2)
- God is continually with me: He holds me by my right hand. (Psalm 73:23)
- I trust in the Lord with all my heart. I don’t lean to my own understanding. In all my ways I acknowledge Him, and He directs my paths. (Proverbs 3:5-6)
- My ears hear a word behind me saying, This is the way, walk ye in it, when I turn to the right hand, and when I turn to the left. (Isaiah 30:21)
- God goes before me. He makes the crooked places straight: He breaks in pieces the gates of brass and cuts in sunder the bars of iron. (Isaiah 45:2)
- The Lord teaches me to profit, he leads me by the way that I should go. (Isaiah 48:17)
- The Lord guides me continually… (Isaiah 58:11a)
- The Spirit of truth guides me into all truth: … He shows me things to come. (John 16:13)
- I am led by the Spirit of God. (Romans 8:14)
- I have the mind of Christ…. (1 Cor. 2:16)
- God has given me the spirit of wisdom and revelation in the knowledge of Him. (Ephesians 1:17)
- God gives me wisdom liberally; He doesn’t upbraid me. (James 1:5)
- I am willing and obedient; I eat the good of the land. (Is. 1:19)
- God has set before me an open door, and no man can shut it: for I have kept His word, and have not denied His name. (Rev. 3:8)
- I call to God and He answers me and tells me great and hidden things that I have not known/things to come. (Jeremiah 33:3)
- The Spirit of the LORD is with me to give me understanding, wisdom, and insight. I am powerful, and I know and honor the LORD. I delight in obeying the LORD. I do not judge by what I see with my eyes nor make decisions based on what my ears hear. (Isaiah 11:2-3)
- I am wise; I know and understand what the will of God is/what God wants me to do in every situation. (Eph. 5:17)
- I ask God to fill me with the knowledge of His will through all spiritual wisdom and understanding, so that I may live a life worthy of the Lord and may please Him in every way, bearing fruit in every good work, growing in the knowledge of God. (Colossians 1:9-10)
Here is the list of Bible Verses About Wisdom and Guidance as a PDF