No one wants to be a fool. At least most of us don’t. Ephesians 5:15-16 reminds us,
“Therefore be careful how you walk, not as unwise men but as wise, making the most of your time, because the days are evil.”
But the question persists, how do I walk in wisdom? What does it look like to walk as a wise man or woman? Today I am sharing with you 5 ways to walk in wisdom:
Don’t Be Led By Emotion
I watch many people believe they should follow their heart, do what seems right, or trust their gut. Let’s call that what it is…foolish! Don’t confuse your emotions with the leading of the Spirit. Emotions rise up quickly and change with the wind. What we feel cannot be trusted because our emotions are not always trustworthy. So if you want to walk in wisdom, please don’t let your emotion take the lead.
Don’t Follow the World
The world speaks all kinds of lies to us. We are constantly bombarded with what we should believe. We are told whatever we perceive to be true is true. Well that’s just wrong. The Bible is TRUTH, not the world. 1 Corinthians 3:19 tells us that the wisdom of the world is foolishness to God. The world and its self-proclaimed wisdom, is nothing but empty promises. There is no truth, no wisdom in the things we hear from the world. Remember the world lies in the power of the god of this world, the devil (1 John 5:19 and 2 Cor 4:4).The world can’t seem to get on the same page about what it believes. Yet the Bible written over 2,000 years ago does not change. Its message is still the same, because the Author is still the same (He is the same yesterday today and forever). If you want to walk wisely, don’t follow the world.
Walk Close With Jesus
I believe this is the most important step in walking in wisdom. Walking closely with Jesus is an attitude of the heart, not just an outward action. Walking with Jesus involves Bible Study and prayer, but Bible Study and prayer do not equate to being surrendered to and following Jesus. Jesus is the source of all wisdom. He is wisdom in His very nature. Are you sold out to Jesus, His Will and His Way? You can’t walk in wisdom without following Him.
Ask Godly Counsel
“For by wise guidance you will wage war, and in abundance of counselors there is victory.” Proverbs 24:6
Godly counsel comes from the people in your life who pour into you. These people are those who are walking with Jesus, diving into His Word, following His commands. You know godly counsel by the way they live their life (it’s obviously sold out to Jesus). They don’t rely on what they think about something, they point you back to Jesus and His Word. Invite these people into your life; ask them to speak into you. Wise people invite wise and godly counsel into their lives.
Scripture is full of things we already know to walk in obediently. Psalm 119:1 tells us,
“How blessed are those whose way is blameless, Who walk in the law of the Lord.”
We know we should obey God’s Word, but sometimes it’s a matter of choosing to obey. Psalm 119 beautifully describes not just obeying the Word, but a heart surrendered and delighting in the Word. The Word of God is full of God’s wisdom. He has written down His way of life for us to follow. Do you delight in His Word? You have to KNOW His Word to OBEDIENTLY WALK in His Word. You cannot walk in wisdom without obeying God’s Word.
Ashlee is a native New Mexican. She is the wife of a College Minister, a student ministry leader, and has been involved with Transform Student Ministries for 14 years. She seeks to be a disciple of God and His Word as well as a disciple-maker. She is striving to walk in a manner worthy of the Gospel and to seek the favor of God not men.
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