Sorry for the cut and paste, but I can’t say this better than God. Make sure you read this to the last verse, it’s definitely my favorite.

Proverbs 1:20-33
Wisdom calls aloud in the street, she raises her voice in the public squares; at the head of the noisy streets she cries out, in the gateways of the city she makes her speech: “How long will you simple ones love your simple ways? How long will mockers delight in mockery and fools hate knowledge? If you had responded to my rebuke, I would have poured out my heart to you and made my thoughts known to you. But since you rejected me when I called and no one gave heed when I stretched out my hand, since you ignored all my advice and would not accept my rebuke, I in turn will laugh at your disaster; I will mock when calamity overtakes you- when calamity overtakes you like a storm, when disaster sweeps over you like a whirlwind, when distress and trouble overwhelm you. “Then they will call to me but I will not answer; they will look for me but will not find me. Since they hated knowledge and did not choose to fear the LORD, since they would not accept my advice and spurned my rebuke, they will eat the fruit of their ways and be filled with the fruit of their schemes. For the waywardness of the simple will kill them, and the complacency of fools will destroy them; but whoever listens to me will live in safety and be at ease, without fear of harm.”

We have a friend who often comes to mind when I read verses like this one. He is a very proud man. Proud of all HE has done. In his mind, asking God for wisdom would be like admitting that he cannot do it on his own. I think this is the one thing that is holding him back. If you ask for wisdom, you will be blessed. If you admit your need for God, it will be a beginning to a full and overflowing life. The Bible says “I can do all things through Christ who gives me strength” (paraphrased), or I can do nothing without Him.