By Tanisha Hopson
Every move you make, every step you take, whether big or small, is significant. As the Editor of a thriving magazine, I am often in a position to make important decisions quickly in a short period of time. Most of the decisions that I need to make are pretty obvious…However, when I recently felt like I didn’t know what to do in one instance (because of a funny feeling I was having); I began to inquire of the Lord concerning the matter. At first, I heard absolutely nothing at all from God. So, I decided to wait on Him before making my decision. Finally, by the next morning, the Holy Spirit impressed upon my heart to simply “use wisdom”.
Proverbs 4: 10- 14 says, “Listen, my son, accept what I say, and the years of your life will be many. I instruct you in the way of wisdom and lead you along straight paths. When you walk, your steps will not be hampered; when you run, you will not stumble. Hold on to instruction, do not let it go; guard it well, for it is your life.”
We must look at things circumspectly before making choices, because evil is not often displayed in plain sight. It is often hidden in the details that we are not privy to seeing immediately. This is the world we are living in. Yet God, in His infinite wisdom gives us opportunities to seek Him and walk in victory! He gave us the opportunity to accept Jesus Christ as the Lord of our lives, the Holy Spirit to teach us in all things, discernment to let us know when something isn’t quite right, and a brain.
After applying wisdom to my situation and getting the much needed peace in my heart; the choice that I made kept me from danger, helped me to maximize on my time, and worked out wonderfully for every person involved.
I encourage you today to walk circumspectly in all that you do and keep God’s Word and prayer at the epicenter of your world. And, always remember, successful people walk in wisdom!
Look carefully then how you walk, not as unwise but as wise, making the best use of the time, because the days are evil. Therefore do not be foolish, but understand what the will of the Lord is. And do not get drunk with wine, for that is debauchery, but be filled with the Spirit, addressing one another in psalms and hymns and spiritual songs, singing and making melody to the Lord with your heart, giving thanks always and for everything to God the Father in the name of our Lord Jesus Christ, submitting to one another out of reverence for Christ. ~ Ephesians 5: 15-21
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