Wednesday, 23rd September 2020
Proverbs 15:22 – Plans fail for lack of counsel, but with many advisers they succeed.
Yesterday we were answering the question “How do I get wisdom?” We said they’re 3 major sources but we saw only 1 which is from the Lord. Today we shall be looking at the other 2.
2. We get wisdom from others:- Wise counsel is greater than today’s thought. You can look at the world and get many opinions about many things. You can see ideas come and go, but society never apologises and says, “Hey we had a bad idea about 20 years ago.” Instead they just shove the next idea in.
Wisdom comes from wise counsel. Do you have men and women in your life, people surrounding you, from whom you are able to get wise counsel from?
There should be people in your life for when you come to a place where you do not know what to do. You should be able to pick up the phone and say, “Can I ask you a question? What do you advise or recommend I do in this situation? I’m stock.” Because wise counsel is better than today’s thought.
3. You get wisdom from life:-: You learn from your mistakes, and you learn from the mistakes of others. Often you make good decisions by first making bad decisions. Life many times will teach you lessons, because none of us is perfect. We feel so guilty when we fail: “Why did I do that?” “Why did I not do that?” “How did I not see that coming?”
However, here is what you have to understand: God is using those things to teach you. That is why the Word of God says that gray hair is the crown of wisdom (Proverbs 16:31). Experience comes from what we have done, and wisdom comes from what we have done badly. A wise man learns by the experience of others, an ordinary man learns by his own experience, and a fool learns by nobody’s experience.
We want to learn from the Lord. We want to learn from other people, even in bad stuff. Pay attention when somebody has an affair—how did it go? Learn from that. Look when somebody makes a bad decision—learn from that. Learn from others’ faults. Learn from other people’s failures and other people’s successes, and learn from life as life teaches you.
– Are there people in your life on whom you can count?
– Are you paying attention to the lessons of life? – What lessons have you learned from the mistakes, failures and successes of those around you?_