Whoever gives heed to instruction prospers, and blessed is the one who trusts in the Lord. Proverbs 16:20, NIV
To live successfully, one must overcome blundering ineptness, the tendency to do and say the wrong thing. One must develop the deft and skillful touch that makes things turn out right.
A thing does not go wrong because of some perverse fate. It is more than likely that you lack the right slant, the proper approach.
If such is the case, what you need is wisdom. If you let today’s text seep from your conscience to your subconscious mind, it will correct the error pattern within you and gradually endow you with wisdom.
~ ~ Norman Vincent Peale
Of course not all problems or troubles are our own fault; we live in a wicked world with a formable enemy. But too often we are responsible for our troubles. Relying on our own judgment results in many blunders – I know I’ve made a few. This doesn’t have to be so. James tells us (1:5) that God gives wisdom freely to all who ask. Seeking God first is the pathway to wisdom.
Reflect: Where do you seek wisdom?