Have you in your life asked yourself how to be a wise person.
They say that the older you are, the wiser you become. It may be because of your experiences in life that make you smarter.
If you want to be wise, then follow these simple steps below. Trust me; you don’t need to be a rocket scientist or famous guru out there to be a smart person.
All you have to do is to follow the steps outlined below.
These three simple yet effective ways to grow wiser person is a no-brainer.
1. Go with the wise person.
Association with like-minded people helps you increase your knowledge. If you want to be wise, go with the wise (Prov. 13:20).
It’s a simple yet effective step in becoming knowledgeable in life.
Many are stagnant in life and don’t know what to do. Its because they are thinking about their past experiences and future expectations.
But if you are with wise people, you become wiser because you only talk about sensible things.
2. Learn from other peoples mistakes.
In the bible, it reads we have to learn from each other. That is why the old saying is precisely correct that “No Man is an Island.” Its because we cannot live on our own. We need other people so that we can also stand and make wise decisions in life.
Accordingly, God speaks to us through His providential workings and the influence of His Spirit upon the heart. In our circumstances and surroundings, in the changes daily taking place around us, we may find precious lessons if our hearts are but open to discern them.
The psalmist, tracing the work of God’s providence, says, “The earth is full of the goodness of the Lord.” “Whoso is wise, and will observe these things; even they shall understand the loving-kindness of the Lord.” Psalm 33:5; 107:43. (Steps to Christ 87.2)
Sadly, not all people learn from the mistakes of other people and tend to repeat things over and over again.
“People never learn.”
In my book “Wise Decisions,” I shared about how to learn from other peoples mistake and become a wise person.
We are destined for greatness, not for a miserable life.
3. Read and meditate on God’s Word.
There is a blessing in reading Gods word. The bible puts it. “Trust in the Lord and lean not on your understanding.” (Prov. 3:5-6)
God speaks to us in His word. Here we have in more visible lines the revelation of His character, of His dealings with men, and the great work of redemption.
Here is open before us the history of patriarchs and prophets and other holy men of old. They were men “subject to like passions as we are.” James 5:17.
We see how they struggled through discouragements like our own, how they fell under temptation as we have done, and yet took heart again and conquered through the grace of God; and, beholding, we are encouraged in our striving after righteousness.
As we read of the precious experiences granted them, of the light and love and blessing it was theirs to enjoy, and of the work they wrought through the grace given them, the spirit that inspired them kindles a flame of holy emulation in our hearts and a desire to be like them in character–like them to walk with God. (Steps to Christ 87.3)
There you go. It’s easy.
If you want to be a wise person, no need to be somebody, all you have to do is follow or imitate the smart people. Never afraid to walk alone because someday people will follow you.
With all these, you can learn how to think like a wise person.
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