TOPIC: Purpose and Wisdom
"(Yes, I also baptized the household of Stephanas;
beyond that, I don’t remember if I baptized anyone else.)
For Christ did not send me to baptize, but to preach the
gospel—not with wisdom and eloquence, lest the cross
of Christ be emptied of its power" - 1 Corinthians 1:16-17.
You have to admire and respect what Paul was able to accomplish and the impact that he had. All that did not happen by accident. Paul had exceptional clarity of who he was, what he was to do and what he was not to do, as evidenced by these verses. He also had wisdom as to how he was to preach the gospel to the Gentiles, and he walked in that purpose until he died. God wants you to have what Paul had - awareness - and do what he did - purpose. Do you have the kind of awareness that Paul had? Are you acting on it? Do you have wisdom for how you are to carry out the purpose for your life?
Lord, I want what Paul had! I want and need clarity into who I am and what you want me to do. Then I need wisdom so I can fulfill my purpose with the kind of efficiency and effectiveness that Paul had. You promised if I asked for wisdom, You would give it, so I'm asking and thanking You in advance. Amen.