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. But when you ask, you must believe and not doubt, because the one who doubts is like a wave of the sea, blown and tossed by the wind.James 1:5-6 (NIV)
We all need wisdom to get through life. All of us are faced with decisions that require answers, either we make a decision that is unwise or one that is wise. The key according to this passage is to ask for wisdom, but don’t doubt because if we do we become tossed about.
So first, we need to ask God for wisdom. This passage gives us insight into God’s giving generously to those who ask which is God’s character, giving. If we don’t ask we don’t receive so begin by asking for the wisdom God gives.
Next you must believe and not doubt. This takes faith which the scripture says, comes by the word and hearing the word. When you begin to build your faith it becomes a way of life to ask and then believe that you receive what you’ve asked for. Now we just need to act like we’ve received it by talking like it and making decisions based on God’s word and insight.
But don’t doubt because then you will become like a wave of the sea blown and tossed by the wind. You’ll be indecisive and unable to make decisions but unsure of yourself. So don’t doubt because it seems to become worse if you doubt after asking.
Whatever you are faced with today God has a wisdom that He longs to give you just ask and He will give generously to you!