The Power of Wisdom


the power of wisdom

There are differences among knowledge, understanding, and wisdom. Knowledge is information. Understanding is comprehension, and wisdom is application. It is possible to be knowledgeable about something, to comprehend it, and not apply it. You can be a professor of a particular subject matter. You are a professor of information. Many of us agree with the word of God, but we agree with our heads (mental assent) and not with our hearts.

What is wisdom?

Wisdom is to know the right thing to do from the word of God and to do it. It is to know the right place to go and to go there. It is applied knowledge.

Foolishness has no respect for age, position, or title. You can be a professor of academics and still be a fool. That explains why a supposed respected professor would sleep with a student who is the same age as his daughter. You see, wisdom has nothing to do with intellect. It can only be gotten from God through the application of His word.

Therefore, everyone who hears these words of mine and does them will be like a wise man who built his house upon the rock. – Matthew 7:24

The wisdom of God is the principal thing (Prov. 4:7). We cannot be successful in any area of life without walking in the wisdom of God. The wisdom of God is the principles of life. I don’t care who you are; you can never succeed in life without principles. Walking in biblical principles is the only guarantee to triumphant living. For instance, the principle of marriage in Ephesians chapter 5 will save any marriage from divorce, as no marriage will ever work if the husband does not love the wife and the wife does not submit to the husband.

Why do we need wisdom?

We need wisdom because wisdom is the stability of our time (Isaiah 33:8). In this era of uncertainties, only those who are wise will be able to escape the effects of the hard times. There could be a global meltdown, an economic crisis, inflation, and unemployment. Only the wise will survive. As believers, we are meant to operate in the kingdom economy where the holocaust cannot reach via the application of kingdom principles.

We need wisdom because it is profitable to direct. Wisdom is an all-time requirement for leading. Every leader needs wisdom to be successful in carrying out the assignment of leadership. The husband needs God’s wisdom to successfully run his family affairs. The government needs God’s wisdom to lead a nation. Pastors need God’s wisdom to manage their congregation’s affairs. Wisdom reduces wasted energy, time, and efforts employed to get things done.

How can we get wisdom?

By placing a demand for it on the prayer altar. We get divine wisdom by asking. King Solomon went to Gibeon to offer sacrifice to the Lord, and the Lord appeared to him and said to him, “Ask me whatever you desire,” Solomon asked for wisdom, and the Lord gave him not only wisdom but also riches and honors (see 1 King.3). In James chapter 1 verses 5–6,

“If any of you lack wisdom, let him ask of God, who giveth to all men liberally and upbraideth not; and it shall be given him; but let him ask in faith, nothing wavering.” “He that wavereth is like a wave of the sea driven by the wind and tossed.”

By committing to reading the Bible, books, and listening to tapes of anointed men of God, We can get wisdom by committing ourselves to studies. The Bible should not be read like a newspaper; we should have our pen and notebook beside us, noting the facts that speak to our issues and concerns.

The books that we buy should contain materials that topically address our most pressing life concerns. If our most pressing need is freedom from financial hardship, we can busy ourselves with materials that address the issue.

Pro tip: engage in prayer and fasting while you are in the adventure of studying; light will dawn from heaven and show you the way out of your challenge.

Paul told his ministry son, Timothy, to study to show himself approved (2 Timothy 2:15). Until your light gains divine approval, you may never get out of your present challenges. It was Jesus’ custom to read during His earthly ministry, and Daniel understood by book (see Luke 4:16; Daniel 9:2). You see, you have no excuse not to commit yourself to extensive studies. Study the Bible because it is a solution book. It offers all-purpose solutions to all problems in life.

Final Thoughts

Wisdom is applied knowledge. It is knowing the right thing to do from the word of God and doing it. We need wisdom because:

  • It’s the stability of our time.
  • It’s profitable to direct.
  • It’s the principal thing.

How can we get wisdom? We can get wisdom by:

  • Asking from God.
  • Through a commitment to studying the word of God.

If you want to know if people are wise or not, listen to their words. When Jesus was speaking to the elites in Luke 2:41-52, they could recognize wisdom from His speech. Watch out for the fools and look out for the wise.

He that walketh with wise men shall be wise: but a companion of fools shall be destroyed.” – Proverbs 13:20

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The Art of Making Impacts


There are no entitlements in titles. There are no values in degrees but deliveries. Performance is what gives value to your degrees. The world doesn’t care about your certificates. The world cares about your discoveries.

Leadership is not about occupying a seat. It’s about realizing a feat. Nobody is interested in your position. Your contribution is what matters to the world. It’s not about your possession but your distribution. Leadership is not about leading people; it’s about taking the lead. It’s about leading a course, finding a path, blazing the trail and breaking the norms. It’s about doing something different. What makes a good leader?

(1) Vision

A good leader is a visionary. If you don’t know where you are going, anywhere may look like it. It’s not enough to have a vision. You must run with the vision. Many people have great visions that have become dormant. Sacrifice is what you need to service your dead vision. A vision without a commitment to pursue the vision with a high level of discipline would be buried.

Every true vision will always put the visionary on the run. Nelson Mandela, an exemplar of a true visionary.

Then I said, “I will not make mention of Him, nor speak any more in His name.” But His word was in mine heart as a burning fire shut up in my bones; and I was weary with forbearing, and I could not hold back. Jer.20:19

To follow your dream you must engage with the law of total abandonment. This means you must be ready to give up all other things that won’t make your vision live. (Jesus told the disciples to give up all things to follow Him).

Then Peter answered and said to Him, “See, we have left all and followed You. Therefore what shall we have?” Mat.19:27

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Vision is for the youth. In Act.2:27, the scripture says that, that your young men shall see the vision. Early to rise, early to shine. Joseph started dreaming at 17. Jesus knew that He must be about his father’s business at 12. Timely discovery of where you belong and being committed to staying there is the best way to maximize destiny. There are some certain things that you can do when you are still young that you won’t be able to do again when you are old. Energy level diminishes with age. You’re a day older than yesterday. By tomorrow, you are a day older than today. This is your best hour to go after your vision in full. length.

(2) Impact Driven

A good leader must be impact-driven. Life isn’t about making a living. It’s about making an impact. Most people are making a living while only a few people are making an impact. The ones making an impact are the ones called ‘stars’. Life isn’t about what you take, but what you give. It’s not about your possession but your distribution. People will not remember your title. They’ll only remember you for your value. They’ll remember your name. Until you discover your purpose for living, your life will be only an experiment.

(3) Self Development

A good leader is an addicted learner. Education is an initiation to a lifetime of study. It teaches you how to read and write. To stop learning after graduation is to suffer degeneration. Education makes you literate. But investment in the literature creates your future. A reader today, a leader tomorrow. Michael Faraday didn’t have much education like you do, but this great icon went to developed himself to become a world-class inventor.

“If you are not building a library, you would build a mortuary.” – Bishop David Oyedepo

(4) Discipline

A good leader is a good manager of time, self, energy, and resources. In all generations, there are more workers than leaders. Because leadership is costly. You must pay the price of a leader to emerge as a leader. Leaders are those who go to work and work. Discipline is not about how difficult a task is. it’s about giving what it takes to accomplish a task. A businessman who has a TV box in his office watching News (Aljazeera news, for instance) instead to focus on his business will end up as a failure. Discipline is going the extra mile to accomplish a given task. There is nothing extraordinary on its own, it’s our extraordinary efforts that make it extraordinarily. Jesus Christ says, “how am I stretched until it’s accomplished.” Luke.12:50. Stretched out of your comfort zone.

Discipline is the soul of an army. It makes small numbers formidable; procures success to the weak, and esteem to all.George Washington

Final Thoughts

  • Leadership isn’t about leading people. it’s about taking the lead.
  • God didn’t create a man to lead another man. He created a man to lead animals and dominate his environment.
  • Leadership isn’t limited to politics and governments. There are leaders in all fields. We have business leaders, blogging leaders, aviation leaders, entertainment leaders, football, art leaders, fashion designing leaders, technology leaders, etc. If Bill Gates give a handshake to some politicians, it would go into their CVs. There are people with big titles, but little names. I don’t know the names of some ministers in my country.
  • Discipline, learning, vision, and impact are the attribute of an excellent leader.
  • We are redeemed as leaders and not as peasants. Every true child of God has a leading potential for dominion in his/her calling.
  • For your leadership seed to produce its fruit you must first discover where you belong, where you are going, how to get there, and be committed to getting there.

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