Part I of a Four Part Series:
Wisdom, as a form of intelligence, is so needed in today’s world. Wisdom Intelligence is having a deep understanding of the reality of people, things, events or situations, resulting in the ability to choose or act accordingly to produce optimum results. Isn’t everyone looking for optimum outcomes from their personal choices? I would think so! You can have these results but first you must understand the two roads of wisdom. Wisdom has two roads; a long and short road, meaning that wisdom is gained by experience (the long road) or it can be given instantly from above (the short road). In terms of “long road” wisdom, young people have a limitation in this area due to their age and abilities to think critically unless they learn to tap into the wisdom that is given instantly from above. This makes sense since the Greeks viewed wisdom as being horizontal, an asset to be gained by experience, and they also viewed it as a vertical asset, something acquired instantly from a higher source. Athena, for instance, was considered the god of wisdom for the Greeks. They believed Athena and other gods could hand down wisdom if humans asked for it. Christians also believe this is possible. According to James 1:2,
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. But when he asks, he must believe and not doubt, because he who doubts is like a wave of the sea, blown and tossed by the wind.”
Wisdom is crucial to help people discern what’s emerging in front of them, to uncover options and suspend them for a moment before making the crucial decision so they can navigate through difficult life and social situations to gain a personal advantage.
How do you gain wisdom? Do you seek it out or does it seek you out? What’s your W.Q. look like?