In order for a person to be a great leader in any calling, that person first must gain the most important asset
of all, and that is, “WISDOM and KNOWLEDGE.” The two fit together like hand and glove. James said, “If any of you lacks WISDOM, he should ask GOD, who gives generously to all without finding fault, and it will be given to him. (James 1:5 NIV).
When you have acquired the KNOWLEDGE of who she is and the sweetness of her aromas in your life, you now have obtained the power to begin building greatness in your life. Because when you have rubbed shoulders with LADY WISDOM, you have been given the ability to use the best means at the best time to accomplish the greatest results. I can assure you that without the knowledge and power that LADY WISDOM provides you, success in any calling will always elude you.
In our role as leaders, our first and most important priority is the LEADERSHIP within our own family. As a FATHER, we seek to provide the type of leadership for our children to succeed in life. Especially when a son is involved, the father will make every effort to teach his son the truth of who LADY WISOM is in his life and the effects that LADY WISDOM can have on his future providing he adhere to her teachings. Now listen to the advice given to a son from the book of Proverbs.
This message begins with a concrete no holds barred advise. It starts with a command to gain the attention of the listener. He says, “Listen, my sons, to a father’s instruction; pay attention and gain UNDERSTANDING. I give you sound learning, so do not forsake my teaching. For I too was a son to my father, still tender, and cherished by my mother;
Then he taught me, and he said to me, “Take hold of my words with all your heart; keep my commands, and you will live. Get wisdom, get understanding; do not forget my words or turn away from them. Do not forsake wisdom, and she will protect you; love her and she will watch over you. The beginning of wisdom is this: Get wisdom. Though it cost all you have, get understanding. Cherish her, and she will exalt you; embrace her, and she will honor you. She will give you a garland to grace your head and present you with a glorious crown.”
Listen, my son, accept what I say, and the years of your life will be many. I instruct you in the way of wisdom and lead you along straight paths. When you walk, your steps will not be hampered; when you run, you will not stumble. Hold on to my instruction; do not let it go; guard it well, for it is your life. Do not set foot on the path of the wicked or walk in the way of evildoers. Avoid it, do not travel on it; turn from it and go on your way. (Proverbs 4:1-15 NIV)
Now let us understand the message that this father was teaching in this lesson, if there was one thing that this father wanted for his son to acquire in life it was truly wisdom and the knowledge of LADY WISDOM. As this father saw it, if the son were to posse’s wisdom, he would find life, safety and honor. This father was single-minded. Rather than urging his son to pursue success and recognition, he exhorted him to:“get wisdom;” not forsake wisdom,” “esteem” and “embrace” wisdom. Carrying out his father’s ideals would no doubt require serious effort and diligence. But if the son did acquire wisdom, the benefits would flow from it like water from a cup.
Now please allow me to conclude this lesson with these final words from Matthew. “Therefore, everyone who hears these words of mine and puts them into practice is like a wise man who built his house on the rock. The rain came down, the streams rose, and the winds blew and beat against that house; yet it did not fall, because it had its foundation on the rock. But everyone who hears these words of mine and does not put them into practice is like a foolish man who built his house on sand. The rain came down, the streams rose, and the winds blew and beat against that house, and it fell with a great crash.” (Matthew 7:24-27 NIV).
You are truly the master of your destination, now seek out LADY WISDOM, and allow her to stir the beauty that lies asleep in the depths of your soul. She is only a thought away, awaken her and “SEEK THE SWEET AROMAS OF WISDOM AND DISCOVER THE BEAUTY OF HER SOUL.
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