That night God appeared to Solomon and said to him, “Ask for whatever you want me to give you.” Solomon answered God, “You have shown great kindness to David my father and have made me king in his place.
Now, Lord God, let your promise to my father David be confirmed, for you have made me king over a people who are as numerous as the dust of the earth. Give me wisdom and knowledge, that I may lead this people, for who is able to govern this great people of yours?” 2 Chronicles 2:7-10 (Compare with 1 Kings 3)
Direction, not intention, determines your destination.
Trust in the Lord with all your heart and lean not on your own understanding; in all your ways submit to him, and he will make your paths straight. Do not be wise in your own eyes; Proverbs 3:5-7 fear the Lord and shun evil. Proverbs 3:5-7
Submission precedes information and a clear direction.
“There are those who rebel against the light, Job 24:13 who do not know its ways or stay in its paths.” Job 24:13
James 1:5 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
Do I need additional facts/figures to Proverbs 18:13 make this decision? Proverbs 18:13 Is the time factor forcing me to Proverbs 21:5 make a premature decision? Proverbs 21:5 Proverbs 16:2 What internal/external motives are driving my decision? Proverbs 16:2
How should past experiences inform Proverbs 26:11 my decision? Proverbs 26:11 What is the collective counsel of Proverbs 11:14 my community? Proverbs 11:14 Have I strongly evaluated the outcomes? Proverbs 16:25 Is there a better option that brings glory to God? Proverbs 11:30
attention Whatever gets your attention dictates your direction.