Gaining Wisdom

I read Proverbs 4:7-10 in my quiet time this morning. "Getting wisdom is the wisest thing youcan do! And whatever else you do, develop good judgment. If you prize wisdom, she will make you great. Embrace her, and she will honor you. She will place a lovely wreath on your head; she will present you with a beautiful crown."

So where do you get wisdom? Ultimately, God's word is the obvious place. James says that if we ask God he will give us wisdom. The proverbs also say that "In many counselors there is much wisdom." How far should you go to gain this wisdom? The Proverbs would indicate we should go to extreme lengths to gain wisdom.

This has been my pursuit this week. At the 900+ conference, where I have spent the last four days, I have had the privilege of interacting with the lead pastors of about 10 of the largest churches in the alliance, as well as our president and VP. What I find here is spades. The 'megachurch pastors fraternity' is a pretty small group with lots of very complex and very similar issues. The wisdom they have about staffing, leadership structure, finances, vision, risktaking, theology, sloppy moral situations, elders and avoiding burnout is stunning.

I could not design a better conference for gaining wisdom and personal development. I am so glad this was set up before I ever entered the scene. It is a lifeline for many of the pastors in this group to gain wisdom and make good decisions. And that could make all the difference.

So, I'll ask you. Who is investing in your life? Who are the counselors who bring you wisdom? Who are the people that enable you to live at a higher level a love at a deeper level? Get them in your life because wisdom is worth pursuing.