When you have a problem, do you constantly think about it? Let’s take money for an example. If you’re way over your head and can’t pay the bills, do you find yourself crying to sleep? Are you so stressed out that you can’t think straight? Do you constantly think about ways to make more money? Do you find yourself begging God for help?
Whatever the case may be, we are given a great example of what we can do. Let’s turn to 1 Kings 3:9-14 and take a look.
When King David died, his son, Solomon took over the throne. Solomon was extremely young and had huge shoes to fill. He was inexperienced and wasn’t sure how to make wise decisions.
Knowing that he needed help, he made a burnt offering to God. The Lord came to Solomon in a dream and said, “Ask what I shall give you.” (1 Kings 3:5) Solomon asked for the wisdom to have an understanding mind, a hearing heart to judge correctly and to be able to discern between good and bad.
Solomon could have asked for absolutely anything. He could have asked for riches, wealth, and honor. But, he didn’t. He asked for WISDOM. God was so pleased with Solomon’s request, that not only did Solomon receive wisdom, but he also received riches, wealth, honor, and long days of life.
Think of it this way. If God blessed you with a million dollars and you had no clue how to use the funds correctly; you’d find the money slipping through your fingers quicker than water. Then, you’d be right back to square one. God doesn’t want to see this happen to you. He wants you to enjoy His blessings.
So, the next time you find yourself in a situation, start by asking for the right thing…WISDOM! By doing so, God will not only provide you with His amazing wisdom, but, He will also add many wonderful things along with it. Before you know it, you’ll be experiencing GOOD SUCCESS, AMAZING RESULTS, and PROSPERITY, in every area of your life.