Generous With Our Wisdom

When I went to church on Sunday, I went early so I could pray. After I was done with my prayer time, I ran into a friend of mine who said he had some visitors coming he wanted me to meet. Turns out it was a mom with two teenagers from my old state who was also homeschooling. If that wasn’t a perfect set-up for sharing wisdom, I’m not sure what would be. It made me feel really good to have that conversation about what homeschooling in my state was like. I shared wisdom and knowledge that I often feel like I don’t have.

God wants us to share our wisdom with others though many of us have the same hesitations I do about whether they have wisdom or not. The author of today’s devotion asserts that we do have wisdom, but also points us to Scripture where it says we can ask God for it. From James 1:5, “If any of you lacks wisdom, you should ask God, who gives generously to all without finding fault, and it will be given to you.” Wisdom was also the only thing Solomon, from the Old Testament, asked God for, and it was given to him abundantly.

So, God gives us wisdom to share with others which makes us qualified. No matter how young we are or how old we are. We just need to be brave enough to believe it and to share it.

I remember another time when I was the recipient of some much-needed wisdom. It was right before we moved to the state we’re living in now. I had just found out we needed to have a cover school for homeschooling our sons. I had done some research online, but wasn’t sure what the best choice would be. I asked some of the moms on a homeschooling website I frequented what they knew about them, and they were generous with their wisdom. By asking that question, I also found that we would be moving near one of those families, and we met them in person the first weekend we were there. Meeting that family changed our family’s life. I am so grateful these women were willing to share their wisdom at a pivotal point in my family’s life.

In conclusion, God will give us wisdom to share, and we need to be willing to share it with others. May we all be willing to share what God has given us!

Praying God’s blessings on you all today!

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