“That I may know Him and the power of His resurrection, and the fellowship of His sufferings, being conformed to His death,” (Philippians 3:10, NKJV)
You cannot see a future of glory and honor and still be depressed. All that a man or woman begins to do in such a situation is to take action.
Knowledge will guide your steps and establish your destiny irrespective of what is going on.
“They know not, neither will they understand; they walk on in darkness: all the foundations of the earth are out of course.” (Psalm 82:5, KJV)
Knowledge is extremely important in every endeavor of life. Of greater importance though is what you do with the knowledge—Wisdom. When you do not know the what, when, why and how of a thing, you proverbially are in darkness. If you are groping around in darkness, your feet will not be on a firm foundation because you can tumble or inflict a serious damage on yourself at any time.
Not only that, what you want could be so close but yet so far because you did not know or could not see—“Open my eyes, that I may behold wondrous things out of Your law.” (Psalm 119:18, KJV)
You end up going round and round in circles. Divine illumination is able to always bring a great revival. When the light of the solution to a challenge shines before you and you take immediate timely actions then you are revived body, spirit and soul.
Despite all the suffering of Jesus, he did not quit and the reason being knowledge what he knew and its application—Wisdom.
- He knew that there was joy set before him after his ordeal—“Looking unto Jesus, the author and finisher of our faith, who for the joy that was set before Him endured the cross, despising the shame, and has sat down at the right hand of the throne of God.” (Hebrews 12:2, NKJV)
- He knew that he would have a name that is above all names—“And being found in appearance as a man, He humbled Himself and became obedient to the point of death, even the death of the cross.Therefore God also has highly exalted Him and given Him the name which is above every name, 10 that at the name of Jesus every knee should bow, of those in heaven, and of those on earth, and of those under the earth,” (Philippians 2:8-10, NKJV)
- He knew that he will have many brothers and sisters to terrorize the kingdom of darkness—“I assure you and most solemnly say to you, unless a grain of wheat falls into the earth and dies, it remains alone [just one grain, never more]. But if it dies, it produces much grain and yields a harvest.” (John 12:24, TAB)
- He knew that his brothers and sisters (joint heirs) cannot be destitute—“ And those whom He predestined, He also called; and those whom He called, He also justified [declared free of the guilt of sin]; and those whom He justified, He also glorified [raising them to a heavenly dignity].” (Romans 8:30, TAB)
- But most importantly he knew that he could not lose—“But God raised Him up, releasing Him and bringing an end to the agony of death, since it was impossible for Him to be held in death’s power.” (Acts 2:24, TAB)
Wisdom gives confidence no matter the odds stacked against you. This is especially so when you know every move of your enemy and how it will play out once you keep to your own end of the bargain. Not only that it is also exciting when you know the next thing to do to counter every step of the enemy.
“But we speak the wisdom of God in a mystery, the hidden wisdom which God ordained before the ages for our glory, which none of the rulers of this age knew; for had they known, they would not have crucified the Lord of glory.” (1 Corinthians 2:7-8, NKJV)
When a man possesses wisdom, such can do certain things that might seem stupid but the end game is always glorious. “ but to those who are the called, both Jews and Greeks (Gentiles), Christ is the power of God and the wisdom of God. [This is] because the foolishness of God [is not foolishness at all and] is wiser than men [far beyond human comprehension], and the weakness of God is stronger than men [far beyond the limits of human effort].” (1 Corinthians 1:24-25, TAB)
The good thing is that the same wisdom is available for you as a child of God so that you will be perpetually on top. The blessings of the Lord and His promises are available to all but not all partake in it. What you give to a baby you do not give to an adult. What a baby does and gets away with it an adult cannot attempt it.
“And the Lord said, Whereunto then shall I liken the men of this generation? and to what are they like? They are like unto children sitting in the marketplace, and calling one to another, and saying, We have piped unto you, and ye have not danced; we have mourned to you, and ye have not wept.” (Luke 7:31-32, KJV)
When you focus on childish things, you will not have crowning achievement.
“Now I say, That the heir, as long as he is a child, differeth nothing from a servant, though he be lord of all; But is under tutors and governors until the time appointed of the father. Even so we, when we were children, were in bondage under the elements of the world:” (Galatians 4:1-3, KJV)
“Woe to thee, O land, when thy king is a child, and thy princes eat in the morning!” (Ecclesiastes 10:16, KJV)
You are a child of destiny and you are not permitted to live as a destitute (Romans 8:29-30). Utilize the knowledge that you have as a child of God so that your wisdom will show forth: