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  • Writer's pictureVickie Turley

Is Wisdom Attainable?

This post came from a post I did in my bible study group today. We are studying the book of Proverbs and today's study was on Chapter 8, discussing Wisdom. I had a great “aha” moment in today’s chapter and I felt led to blog about it.

Light Bulb moment

Some of you may have noticed (or maybe you haven't) that I haven't blogged in awhile. I've been struggling about writing for the past month. I started second-guessing myself and thinking that God didn't lead me here. I started stalling and letting everyday life get in the way. I reached out to others about my issue, but didn't take their advice. Then today, I read a full chapter on wisdom, and I truly had a lightbulb moment! 💡 Have you ever had one of those - where all of the sudden, you think, "DUH?"

I think part of what happened with my writing is I felt "not qualified." You see, I have the word “wisdom” placed high up there where I can’t reach it. It’s something I need to constantly strive for - by reading as many books from “experts” as I can, by following wise women who seem to have it all together, by … on and on. And please don’t get me wrong - those aren’t bad things. We are to be learning and growing every day of our lives and these are certainly great ways to do it. But I was struggling with who am I to be blogging about anything? Who am I to be sharing my stories? Who am I to be writing about my lesson's learned? I am NOT qualified. I'm still striving, still reaching for that wisdom I see in others. I'm never going to attain that wisdom!

After today's study, I'm starting to look at wisdom a bit differently. I'm wondering if wisdom is found first with God and His word. And if that's the case, that requires something from me - a hunger for a close and personal walk with God. I think we all have found that the closer we are to Him, the more we are in His Word, the more we find His character. And we know His character is love and compassion and grace and truth! He is Wisdom. And He has given us that wisdom in our daily lives. God has provided us with everything we need. He provides for us in the air that we breathe; He provides for us in a home over our heads; He provides for us in the security that we will be with Him one day. So as we study and walk with Him every day, we are becoming like Him. Instead of striving for that "wisdom" that's way out of reach, maybe we can reach out and take it! As we begin applying what we know about God to our daily lives and make decisions that are in line with His character, I think I am realizing that's wisdom. I don't have to second-guess myself, I don't have to get anxious and worried.

Wisdom - Unattainable or ours for the taking?

We can't be wise without knowing God and the wisdom won't be there if we aren't in constant communication with Him. We need commitment, time and energy, an open mind, open ears and an open heart. Wisdom requires us to follow Him first. It requires us studying and being in His Word.

So today, let’s keep a couple of verses in mind from Proverbs 8:


“Does not wisdom call? Does not understanding raise her voice?” Proverbs 8:1 (ESV)

Today, let’s listen for God’s voice. Let’s tune out all the chaos and hear what He has to say. And we will then be able to understand what He says. His voice will be raised above all others and provide us answers to our decisions.

“Hear, for I will speak noble things, and from my lips will come what is right, for my mouth will utter truth; wickedness is an abomination to my lips.” Proverbs 8:6-7 (ESV)

God is absolute truth and He will never tell us to do something that is wicked or wrong. We can trust Him! Our decisions, if based on God and His character, will always be the one to choose.

I am back to blogging, and here's something I've learned. Maybe wisdom isn’t that unattainable thing. Maybe it’s right here and I can reach out and grab it. Maybe God has already given me the wisdom I need to get through life and do what I am supposed to do. So I decide to write, because God has led me here. As long as my words honor Him and show His glory, I am going where He leads. Will I second-guess myself again? Probably! Will I let the enemy slow me down? Probably! But do I have the wisdom to help me get through my days? Yes, absolutely! Wisdom is found in God, it's ours for the taking. Now that's something I can grab on to!

How about you? Is there a way you can use one or both of the above verses in your decisions today? I'd love to hear from you!

Until next time,


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7 days ago

I love your honesty and your insights. Wisdom isn't something we have to work for, it comes when we seek God - He gives us what we need when we need it!


07 de jun.

I sometimes think that wisdom is some elusive place that I is higher than me and hard to obtain. But God promises His wisdom through His word. So, staying constant in scripture and knowing what His word says will lead us to true wisdom. Thanks for this wise post! :)

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