“Through wisdom a house (a
live, business, family ministry) is built but by understanding it is
established Prov. 24:3 from the day I read that portion of the bible I started
asking God to explain to me what wisdom and understanding really meant but before
then I knew that wisdom is the right application of knowledge but I wanted to
know more about wisdom and understanding. And one day the holy spirit gave me a
simple definition of wisdom and understanding which I will be exposing you to.
The scripture above made us to understand that to be successful in any area of
your life you need both wisdom and understanding. Permit me to say wisdom and
understanding are brothers which cannot be separated. God himself who is the
creator of the whole universe said in Pro 3:19 that the earth was created by
wisdom and the heaven was established by understanding. What then is wisdom and
understanding? Like I said for years I have been trying to know the definition
of wisdom and understanding for God’s perspective not from the world
perspective or dictionary definition. Until God showed me the simple definition
from the book of Job 28:28 according to that portion of the bible, wisdom means
the fear of the Lord while understanding means departing from evil. Simple!
Wisdom means to know what
God want you to do and do it, while understanding means to know what is evil
and depart from it. People keep on committing sin today because they lack
wisdom and understanding. Prov. 7:7 end tells us a story of a young man who
died a miserable death because he lacks
understanding (please read those bible portion).
A child of God that still
commit fornication or adultery lacks understanding. A child of God that tells
lies which is very common lacks understanding. Understanding simply means
departing from evil.
You can start a thing and
it seem as if you are making progress at the beginning and later if fail. It
could be because you lack wisdom and understanding. You can’t be establish
without understanding, you cannot be outstanding
without understanding and you can’t rule a kingdom without wisdom. Wisdom is
the key to stardom in life and ministry.
Success in life and
ministry does not answer to the consumer, it answers in to the contributors.
People like sir Isaac
Newton, Michael Faraday, Thomas Edison, Abraham Lincoln. Henry Ford, Andrew
Carnegie, Boss Perot, Asa Cadler, Ted turner and a host of other great Elite
are all contributor and they all reap the reward.
The world is made up of two
categories of people. The seller and the buyer, producer and consumer, leaders
and followers, Artists and spectators, Those adding value and those receiving
values which category are you? Those in the first category always come out
great in life. All the great men and women in the world today were all in the
first category. They were all contributors. They added value to humanity and
was rewarded greatly for it. Bill gate created software to satisfy human need and today he is the richest man in the
world. Be a contributor rather than merely a collector.
Anywhere you are in life,
in your environment, your Church your school your society even in your family,
you are there to contribute you are there to add value. We are all here on
earth to add value to humanity.
Life is not all about
duration but donation. How many lives have you affected positively with the
resources God has bestowed upon you? You can bless others with your talent,
your wealth, and even your connection. When you die what will you be remember
for? Is it merely your age? Just like Methuselah whose age was only mentioned
in the bible as a man who lived 969
years. Life rewards contributor not collectors.
Time is the 21st Century currency. Time is money, you have to judiciously use your time. Time management is life management. Time is life.
“We have time enough if we will use it alright”
Johann Wolf Von Goethe
A man can ask God for more
blessing be it spiritual, financial, physical material etc. but you can’t ask
God to add hours to the twenty-four hours of the day.
The only resources that the
rich, the poor, the middle class, the young, the old, the believers, the
unbelievers, the advantage/influential people and the disadvantaged people have
equally is times but the only difference is that some use their time rightly
while others waste their time. Wastage of time means life wastage.
The bible said in
Ecclesiastes that there is a time for everything time to learn, time to mourn,
time to dance etc. when you understand time management success become
A student who lacks
understanding will go to parties when he is suppose to be reading and reading
when he is suppose to be in Church or relaxing because he lacks time
management. A lot of people sleep when they are suppose to be awake or working.
Each passing second is an addition to your age, you are invariable growing old
each passing seconds. Time is your age. If you manage your time well you will
manage your life well. Time waits for no man.
There are so many
activities that occur in a day, to manage your time well, you don’t need to
focus on everything, focus on what is important rather than urgent.
To be successful in any area of life, you need to lay hold on the right information concerning that area.
The difference between successful people and mediocre is the quality of information available to them.
Bill gate who was once the richest man in the world becomes the richest man in the world as result of an information he encounters in a magazine titled “populi electronics” right there he caught the vision of computers as an evolving technology and applied the information today he is a multi-billionaire.
Success, like i said in the introduction of this book, is a journey. If you are rightly informed, you will get to where you are going to in life. Information brings transformation and reformation. Many people are missing a lot of fortunes, opportunities and breakthrough today because they lack information. People pay you for what you know that they don’t know, while you pay people for what they know and can do that you don’t know and cannot do. Everybody pay for his or her ignorance. Information is the bridge from failure to success. Get informed about your economy, get informed about your ministry. Anything you are involved in get the right information about it, only then will success be guaranteed. Don’t forget that the level of your insight is greatly influenced by the level of your information. If you are not informed you cannot perform. The more informed you are the more successful you become provided application remains constant.
I ∞ s I = information S = success I = AS A = Application (Constant)