When I'm not sure of the right answer to a question I have, or a dilemma I'm facing, I've got lots of options for getting an answer.
Yes, these are all places to go for ideas to solve my problem. But not one of them is the best place.
If I want to know the right path to take in ANY endeavor, if I want wisdom for my next step, there is only one place to go that guarantees I don't get led astray. And that is the Lord and His Word. Just check out James 1:5 again.
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.
Does this mean you should stop seeking advice from friends, experts, and everybody's favorite search engine? I don't think so. But it sure DOES mean you should seek His wisdom first, and lean on it more than anything you hear from man.
By the way, I'm sharing this not because I am an expert. In fact, this is one of my greatest struggles. I LOVE going to "the world" to get my wisdom. It's easier. It's quicker. It's more fun. But the consequences can be devastating. So pray with me:
Heavenly Father, You know my struggle to seek You first in my desire for wisdom. It has become so easy - so automatic - to take my problems to my friends, my family, even the Internet. I know in my head, Lord, that Your answers are best, and that You will generously give them to me if I will only ask. Help me, my God, to know it in my heart, soul, mind, and ACTIONS as well. You are the giver of wisdom, and every other good gift. In Jesus' name I pray. Amen.
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