In this blog series I am going through 15 Challenges that the late Jim Rohn dared us to pursue in our lives.
Today we will be talking about the seventh challenge that Jim Rohn gave us.
Ask for Wisdom
This is communication of the highest source. Ask for wisdom that creates answers. Ask for the wisdom that creates faith to believe things are possible. Ask for wisdom to deal with the challenges for today and tomorrow, to deal with the challenges your family brings you. Don’t wish it was easier; wish you were better.
Wisdom is something that comes with time. Wisdom is not something you can gain overnight. Wisdom is a combination of knowledge and experience.
When a person uses wisdom to guide their speech and their actions, they are representing themselves in a manner that is of the highest order. Using wisdom in your daily interactions elevates you above other people who have not obtained wisdom.
So how do you gain wisdom? Wisdom can be gained from several sources. Believe it or not, your parents are a great source of wisdom. They have the advantage of experience that you do not have. They have more years under their belt. They already understand you so well and in most cases, they have your very best interests in mind.
Having mentors is another great way to gain wisdom. These are people who already do things you want to do. In most cases, they have been doing it longer than you so they have the experience advantage. They are there to show you what has and hasn’t worked for them. They will share their successes and failures with you so that you can learn what the best way for you is. Mentors are a great source of wisdom.
The very best source of wisdom you will ever find though comes from God. God knows everything. He has been around forever. God always wants the very best for you and will never leave you. He will be as close to you as you let Him. There are two great ways to gain wisdom from God.
The first is to spend time reading the bible. Each day if you can. The bible is filled with wisdom and insight as to how we should live our lives. My very favorite book of wisdom is the book of Proverbs. There are 31 chapters in the book of Proverbs and there are 31 days in most months. This makes it perfect for daily reading. Take one month and read a chapter of Proverbs each day of that month. Study what it says and try to do what it says. By the end of the month, your level of wisdom will be greater than it was when you started.
As second way to gain wisdom is to simply talk to God and ask Him to give you wisdom in various situations you face in life. That means praying daily. Praying is your way of talking to God. Talk to God like you would your best friend. God wants to hear everything you have to say. He really is interested. If you ask God to give you wisdom, He will do it. Really, could we ask for a better source of wisdom?
Gaining wisdom is a life-long pursuit. You never reach a point where you are considered so wise you do not need to learn more. You need to work each and every day you are on this earth to gain wisdom.
As you go along your journey in this life, you will find that if you were purposeful about gaining wisdom each day, you level of wisdom will just grow and grow. You will be a better son or daughter. You will be a better husband or wife. You will be a better parent. You will be a better worker. You will be a better leader. You will be a better person. As your level of wisdom grows, challenges won’t seem as bad as they used to. You should not wish for things to be easier in your life, but want to go through challenges knowing that during those times you grow the most as a person.
I would like to challenge each of you to find a good source of wisdom in your life and devote time each and every day to gaining and developing your wisdom. Life is a very beautiful thing. Living that life with the benefit of wisdom, makes it even more beautiful!