(Old Facebook Post)
Wisdom is the God-given ability to make decisions when faced with complex situations. Revelation is a voice from heaven–God speaking his wisdom directly to me.
So when I am faced with a complex decision and pray for wisdom, in response to James 1:5 (“If any of you lacks wisdom, let him ask God…”), why am I often waiting, not for wisdom, but for revelation?
And by the way, wisdom comes by persevering faithfully through trials (cf. James 1:2-4), which means it might not come instantly.