By Adenuga S Joseph
Perhaps the most important aspect of maintaining your success is the need for wisdom, sound wisdom is very essential if anyone will attain to any degree of success in life. In the same vein, wisdom is highly needed to maintain and improve upon the success attained. The Bile is very clear on the need for wisdom, hear God speak to you from Proverbs 3: 13-16
Happy is the man that findeth wisdom, and the man that getteth understanding. For the merchandise of it is better than the merchandise of silver, and the gain thereof than fine gold.
She is more precious than rubies: and all the things thou canst desire are not to be compared unto her. Length of days is in her right hand; and in her left hand riches and honor. The above passage taught us that happy is the man that finds wisdom, you can be that man; and if you are not happy now it may be an indication that you do not have wisdom. Notice that he said, “that finds wisdom”. This implies that wisdom does not fall on people, you go for it, you search it out until you find it. Nobody gets wisdom by accident or chance, its not gotten ones and for all, getting wisdom is an ongoing process, you continue to find it, to discover more and more of it. The mystery of wisdom is that the more of it you find or discover, the more eager you become to find out more. This is true, the more wisdom you have, the more you will want to learn about it. Wisdom is better than money, if you have money and lack wisdom, you will soon go back to square one to begin again.
Have you ever noticed that it was wisdom that helped David to maintain his success? From the record of the Bible, David started making public success the day he killed Goliath. His success was so outstanding that the of Israel sang the song, “Saul killed his thousands, David his ten thousands”. This great success stirred up jealousy in the heart of Saul, but 1Samuel 18:5 says
And David went whithersoever Saul sent him, and behaved himself wisely: and Saul set him over the men of war, and he was accepted in the sight of all the people, and also in the sight of Saul's servants.
David through the grace of God attained to a high level of success by winning a very crucial battle/war for his country, Israel, he was able to maintain this success only through wisdom. This wisdom was so conspicuous that he was accepted in the sight of all the people of Israel and all the servants of Saul (his competitors). We read also in 1samuel 18:14-15
And David behaved himself wisely in all his ways; and the Lord was with him. Wherefore when Saul saw that he behaved himself very wisely, he was afraid of him.
Through wisdom, Saul was afraid of David. If you are wise and behave yourself very wisely, even your boss will be afraid of you especially when such boss have something against you. Wisdom breeds respect, wisdom brings acceptability and love. In verse 30 of the above passage we read,
...That David behaved himself more wisely than all the servants of Saul; so that his name was much set by.
To David as for all successful people all over the world in all ages, wisdom was the principal thing that brought honour, acceptance and good name. You will find out that David was growing and increasing in wisdom with the passing of each day because the above passage stated that,
David behaved himself more wisely... This implies that the wisdom he later displayed was more than the previous ones. Meaning that he truly grew in wisdom, and understanding – oh what a grace. No wonder, the Bible revealed that he was a man after God's heart: No wonder, he fought more battles than many other kings of Israel yet never lost in any battle or war: No wonder, he was so rich that he gave more money towards the building of God's temple than any other man in his lifetime.
Wisdom not only helps you to become successful, it makes you to be able to maintain your treasured success. I am glad to tell you that you too can have this type of wisdom. How can you contact this type of wisdom that David displayed? Let's see a passage in 1Corinthians 1:24
But of Him are ye in Christ Jesus, who of God is made unto us wisdom, and righteousness, and sanctification and redemption.
God has made Jesus to be wisdom unto us, you have wisdom if Christ is in you. Colossians 2:3 says,
In whom (Christ) are hid all the treasures of wisdom and knowledge.
That is the way God has done it, that in Christ Jesus should be hidden all the treasures of wisdom and knowledge in heaven and on earth. In fact verse 9 of Colossians 2 shows us that,
In Him dwelleth all the fullness of the Godhead bodily.
This means that Jesus Christ is the Carrier of all of God's wisdom and understanding; all the fullness of the Godhead is residing in Him. The amazing thing about it is that this is to the pleasure of God the Father. Colossians 1: 19 states it clearly that,
For it pleased the Father that in Him (Christ) should all fullness dwell.
If you have accepted Christ into your life as your Lord and Saviour, then you have the wisdom of God on the inside of you. The Bible says, “He that have the Son have life...” If you do not have Christ, and you are not born-again, then you do not have this wisdom – what a shame; what a waste of destiny. The result is clear, that the principal instruments with which to maintain your success will be lacking, that is if you are able to attain success in the first place. To rectify the situation, you need to give your life to Jesus Christ today as your Lord and Saviour for tomorrow may be too late. Confess to him that you are a sinner by nature and can by no means save yourself and you want Him alone to be your Lord. We are taught in John 1:12 that,
But as many as received Him, to them gave He power to become the Sons of God even to them that believe on his name. Which were born, not of blood, nor of the will of the flesh, nor of the will of man, but of God.
All He wants from you is to believe and receive Jesus Christ into your life. You will be born of God through His Holy Spirit. Your human Spirit will receive the LIFE OF GOD from the Spirit of God to make you born again into the family of God. That is why we read in the very passage of scriptures above that,
“which are born, not of blood, nor of the will of the flesh, nor of the will of man, but of God."
It is not a process of been born into humanity but into divinity. Not of blood, so it is not passed down through heredity. That is the reason Jesus did not have a wife nor a biological son, He passed the nature of divinity down to us through the ages with only one condition for qualification which is faith in Him. The fact that I am born again does not cover my children who have attained the age of accountability. They must have their own personal touch with Him. Do you understand the point I am trying to make here? If you do and you decide to give your life to Jesus in exchange for the very life of God, then pray the following prayer out loud.
Dear Father in heaven, I come to you today in the name of our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ. Your word says that anyone that comes to you , you will in no wise cast him out. I know and confess that I am a sinner by birth and by nature; I believe in my heart that Jesus Christ is Lord and I confess with my mouth that He died but God raised Him from the dead for my justification. Thank you my Father God for giving your Son to die for me, I accept Jesus Christ today as my Lord and Saviour and His sacrificial work for me on the cross of calvary. Thank you one's again for saving me, I am now born-again into your kingdom and happy family because I am now in Christ Jesus.
If you make that decision today for the first time please do not hesitate to email me now for further encouragement at firstname.lastname@example.org. Or phone any of my number below