One of the most reliable things you can do to lift your spirit and elevate your own soul is to pursue wisdom for your life. But if you lack the wisdom you desire, there is good news for you: God has promised to infuse your life with his wisdom, provided you come to a place where you understand its value and cherish its benefits enough that you are prompted to seek it with all your heart. God’s Word says, “If any of you lacks wisdom, you should ask God, who gives generously to all without finding fault, and it will be given to you” (James 1:5).


The New Testament word used here for wisdom is the Greek word sophia. To have this sophia kind of wisdom is to have the heart and mind of God. To have the heart and mind of God is to think like him and to act like him. This kind of wisdom leads to success in everything we engage. It leads to fulfillment, significance, happiness, and a sense of purpose. But no man, no woman is going to ask for this kind of wisdom unless he or she appreciates its value.

So when a person comes to the point where he cares enough about the riches of wisdom and the benefits that knowledge can provide, that person will start seeking God for the wisdom that he realizes he needs. And God will respond by liberally providing that wisdom to the one who pursues it.