James 1:5 The Passion Translation (TPT)
And if anyone longs to be wise, ask God for wisdom and he will give it! He won’t see your lack of wisdom as an opportunity to scold you over your failures, but he will overwhelm your failures with his generous grace.
Are you one of those who likes to choose a Word of the Year (WOTY)?
Some of my past words include gratitude, surrender, light, and fight. I carry my magic word close over the course of the year. I study its theme scriptures, reflect, and write around it.
I choose my word based on desired growth – a scarcity in my soul that needs tending. Or a one-word prayer that needs answering.
As tempting as it was, I did not choose VISION for my 2020 word. Instead, my 2020 WOTY is… WISDOM. Why? Because I want to be a wise woman – one who goes first to God as she:
~makes decisions ~navigates relationships
~handles money ~reads scripture
~cares for herself and others ~manages time
~looks at what’s next ~considers what she takes in on the screen
And oh, so much more.
I long to be wise when I say good-bye to 2020, or at least wiser than I was when I said hello. And so, as James 1:5 says, I will ask God for wisdom and He will give it.
If you are not “one of those” but kinda want to be, come on, jump on the Wisdom Bus with me in 2020.
Wisdom is the power to see and the inclination to choose the best and highest goal, together with the surest means of attaining it.