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If any of you lacks wisdom…

“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

Ahhh, isn’t God good? He promises to give us wisdom, regardless of who we are. No strings attached here! God does not say we have to beg or jump through hoops to receive wisdom from Him. He instructs us to ask and trust Him to keep His promise.

But there is one more step; we must realize we now have the wisdom we asked for.

Herein lies most of our missteps.

If we took God at His word that when we asked for wisdom, He automatically gave it to us, then why do we make so many bad choices?

Recently I had a run-in with a rather dangerous kitchen appliance. I wanted sliced apples that I could later air-fry and enjoy as a treat because I am trying to make better choices for my body. And it sure would be nice to fit into a smaller size jeans too!

I had wisdom enough to know the slicer was dangerous. I even had the guard provided for me by the company that made the slicer within my reach, including a pair of safety gloves the company threw in for free!

Did I use any of the safety gear I was provided? Nope.

Why? Because although I had wisdom, I did not use wisdom.

Instead, I spent the night in agonizing pain, made a somewhat uncomfortable and expensive trip to the E.R, and found myself not being able to fully dress myself and constantly needing help from my husband; who, by the way was constantly helping me with my every need. He’s a keeper!

We often complain about what we do not have when in reality we have all we need; we just have chosen not to recognize it when making decisions or choices in life.

If we would admit it, we are blessed, and we certainly have been given wisdom if we have ever asked for it. So, in recognizing these truths to ourselves or even being brave enough to admit them to others, like I just did with you, what could it be that keeps us from applying the wisdom we have been given?

I believed I could “be careful” and do this on my own. I laugh about it now because the company went to great lengths to keep me safe, but I thought I knew better.

I wonder if you are anything like me; have you asked for wisdom but do not apply it?

If this is stepping on your toes a little, then you are in good company. Not one of us is perfect. Not one of us will do things just right every time, but if we learn to ask God for wisdom and then apply that wisdom we can certainly side-step a lot of pain along the way.

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Pamela Fair
Pamela Fair
Maya Angelou once said, "You may not control all the events that happen to you, but you can decide not to be reduced by them." This statement resonates with me. My past experiences have made me a stronger person eager to use my story to inspire and help others see that regardless of who they are or where they have been, there is always hope and to know the ability to rise above circumstances lies within. Each day, I strive to walk in faith and hope surrounded by my family and friends' love and encouragement. I am blessed to have a life full of experiences, some good, some bad, and my ambition is to use those experiences to enrich those around me. I am a local business owner and church Executive Assistant in Highland, Arkansas. I am a wife, mother, grandmother, and student. My passion is to help those in need who are ready and willing to do the necessary work it takes to help themselves. Assisting individuals who have experienced trauma, loss, stress, grief, and various life changes are the drive behind attending Southwestern Assemblies of God University to obtain my associate degree in Human Services. I plan to further my education in this field by getting my bachelor's degree in behavioral health. I hope to use my experiences and knowledge to encourage, strengthen, and facilitate assistance to those who are in need. I am also working alongside my husband in the community as an Automotive Collision Repair Facility owner. It has been a great privilege to assist my husband in pursuing his lifelong dream. We enjoy our work together, and it is an exciting experience for me to learn his field of expertise and engage with so many phenomenal people in our area. I am a fun-loving individual who thrives on living life and pursuing dreams! I am an avid chess player, a lover of all things feline, and a big fan of essential oils! At the age of 50, I decided to return to school to earn my GED. Since then, I have become a member of Phi Theta Kappa and a Notary Public. I have completed credentials for ministry, became a certified grant writer, trained in hospital chaplaincy, and certified in Christ-Centered leadership. Additionally, I am a member of the North American Christian Social Workers Association (NACSW), where I have been trained in "The Role of Christian Faith and Spirituality in the Grieving Process" and "Suicide Prevention for Christians in Social Work." I am an active member of the Spring River Chamber of Commerce and the Spring River Car Club. My faith is a huge part of my desire and passion for helping others. I strive to always be, as Christ, a light in this world and in the lives of others. In John 8:12, Jesus says, "I am the light of the world. Whoever follows me will never walk in darkness but will have the light of life." I endeavor to help others see the light in the darkness. About Beautiful Feet: Romans 10:15 (NIV) And how can they preach unless they are sent? As it is written, "How beautiful are the feet of those who bring good news!" "For every circumstance and season of life, God has promises that offer direction, peace, perspective and wisdom. "Bible Promises for You" is a collection of promises taken from the New International Version of the Bible and is categorized by topic for easy reference." God led Jimmy and Pam Fair, in 2015, to partner with Highland Assembly of God, to GIVE Bible Promise Books, Devotionals, and Bibles to anyone who needs direction, peace, perspective, and wisdom. Contact Highland Assembly or Pam Fair for more information. 870-856-3886
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