“By wisdom a house is built, and by understanding it is established” Proverbs 24:3, ESV.
One day in prayer I cried out to God, “Lord, make me wise!” I said, “I don’t want to be a foolish woman! I don’t want to be a foolish wife, a foolish mother, a foolish friend. Lord, I want to be wise!” I meant it with everything in me. I had seen in my personal life how true the Bible is when it says, “Every wise woman builds her house, but a foolish woman tears it down with her own hands” (see Proverbs 14:1). I didn’t want to be that woman that destroyed everything valuable because I didn’t know how to control my emotions, control my tongue, control my thoughts or control myself. I didn’t want to be the one holding the broken pieces of my life because of my foolish mistakes.
God wants to make His daughters wise.
He wants to show us His ways of doing things, His ways of responding to things, His ways of viewing things and interpreting situations. He wants to increase us more and more in wisdom.
Pause right now and say, “Lord, make me wise. Make me wise. Make me wise. I desperately want to be wise in every area of my life. Help me not be foolish. Make me effective and efficient, self-controlled and diligent. Grow me up God. I’m tired of making the same mistakes over and over again. Show me Lord your ways of doing things. I love you and I want more of you in my life. In Jesus’ name, Amen.”
Here’s a challenge for you: Read a chapter of Proverbs everyday for the next 31 days.