“Happy is the man that findeth wisdom, and the man that getteth understanding. For the merchandise of it is better than the merchandise of silver, and the gain thereof than fine gold.” (Prov.3:13-14 KJV)
The month of December is usually a month one is constrained to adjust his or her budget because of incremental celebratory demands and if self-discipline is not applied, there would – “be too much month at the end of the money” in the lyrics of Billy Hill’s song. Despite the demands of the season, I insisted on investing in myself by visiting a nearby Barnes & Noble Store to buy some books.
You needed to have experienced the joy in my heart and the excitement on my face as I showed my wife the books I bought. It was so contagious that she shared in my joy and went a step further to be a helper of joy, as she has always been, to give me a Barnes & Noble Gift Card as my Christmas present. I was glad to tell her that her gift was the greatest gift received for the season.
Wisdom outweighs any wealth says Sophocles. For me, learning is a self-imposed obligation. It’s not a pastime; it’s my second nature. I’ve been inspired by Scriptures and mentors to give it a business approach with magnificent obsession and it’s paying handsomely.
You can consistently lead the gainers’ list by the understanding and engagement of the fundamentals of wisdom. King Solomon was an obsessive wisdom merchant and he remained the wealthiest until Wisdom Personified – Jesus Christ appeared.
Every situation in this very life can be turned to gains by the efficient and effective channelling of wisdom resources from the Over-Surplus and Ever-Flowing Spirit of Wisdom to the deficit or deficient areas of destiny.
It becomes important to state that the value output of wisdom has its price like in any market economy but differ in the area of voluntary exchange. In this market, wisdom determines the price of its value outputs.
Howbeit, Christ has made the consideration for wisdom easier for us to pay by paying the ultimate price and thereby, God has made Him Wisdom unto us by His vicarious death and resurrection. All we need to do is to agree with His Spirit, Who will enable us to respond to the light demands of wisdom.
Here are a few practical considerations for the full execution and settlement of all wisdom transactions.
1. Have a desperate desire for wisdom. (Prov.18:1)
2. Be humble to recognize your need for wisdom. (James 1:5)
3. Be selective in your associations. Associate only with the wise in your destiny’s path. (Prov.13:20)
4. Identify and follow mentors that inspire you and have proven results in their areas of assignment. (Prov.20:18; Heb.6:12)
5. Make continuous learning a magnificent obsession and obligation. (Isaiah 1:17)
6. Make your time count! Use your time productively. Time remains the currency of life. (Dan.2:16; Eph.5:15-16)
7. Schedule purposeful traveling in your plans. It emancipates the mind and opens new perspectives to life. (Luke 2:40-47; Acts 7:22)
8. Wisdom is the application of knowledge. Be a doer of God’s Word. It can make you wise. (2 Tim.3:15)
9. Seek impartation of wisdom from the Spirit of Wisdom and gifted men of God. Hear this: Only the carriers of gifts can impart gifts. (Isaiah 11:2; Deut.34:9; Roms.1:11)
10. Have absolute faith in the Personality of Wisdom – Jesus Christ. God has made Him Wisdom to the believers. (1 Cor.1:24,30)
Make the most of 2019 and let every trading day count. I see you reigning by wisdom!
To your most profitable dealership in wisdom,