WISDOM IS ALL AROUND YOU! We were about completing one of the days’ programs during our church’s convention in session at Abuja one year when it began to rain seriously. After waiting for a while and the rain was not stopping, everyone jumped into their buses and cars and wanted to return to their destinations. But the storm that came with the rain had scattered some of the plastic chairs around the road leading out of the venue. Each of the drivers began to manoeuvre their ways around the chairs. No one was ready to come down from their vehicles to clear the road of the chairs because it was still raining and the chairs were quite some number. Before we knew what was happening, there was a traffic hold up. Later one man dropped from his vehicle, cleared some of the chair and the traffic flowed. As I sat in our bus and watched from the distance where we were, I thought in my heart, this is a lesson on RESPONSIBILITY. The simple reason we created an artificial traffic jam was because NO ONE wanted to take responsibility for the chairs that the wind scattered on the road and because of this all of us had to suffer for a while. I GAINED WISDOM!
Proverbs 8:1-6 says, “Does not wisdom cry out, and understanding lift up her voice? She takes her stand on the top of the high hill, beside the way, where the paths meet. She cries out by the gates, at the entry of the city, at the entrance of the doors: “To you, O men, I call, and my voice is to the sons of men. O you simple ones, understand prudence, and you fools, be of an understanding heart. Listen, for I will speak of excellent things, and from the opening of my lips will come right things.” In a nutshell, WISDOM is everywhere but who is gaining it? Move around you. Look at the trees, the flowers, the birds, the animals, the children playing football, everywhere, there is something God is saying. Look at the writings of Solomon, David, the prophets and even Jesus Christ, especially his parables. Much of the wisdom we get there are gotten from OBSERVATION OF CREATION and REAL EVENTS IN LIFE. One of the training I give my disciples is to take a WISDOM WALK. Just walk around your environment and watch, or drive round the town with a view to learn some lessons. Then record what you have learned. That is wisdom. Friends, as from today, don’t let events pass you by without asking, “Lord what do you want me to learn from this?” Wisdom is everywhere. It is in your sitting room, bedroom, conference room, TV news and programs, Radio broadcast, on the street, in the car. Even when a child is talking, you can gain wisdom. Even when a fool is talking, you can get wisdom – at least you will know it is unwise to talk like this man or woman. Your personal experiences too can teach you wisdom. Books are rich sources of wisdom. Many don’t read and that is why they lack it. Above all, get conversant with the Bible. In every page, there is wisdom, whether stories, biographical information or genealogy, teachings or wise saying. Wisdom is everywhere CRYING. Please listen to his voice as from today and get WISE!


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