“Life is hard. It’s harder when you’re stupid.” Rough language, but true. All through history and his relationships with people, God urges us to get wisdom. How can we? How will we recognize it when we see it? Knowledge is the accumulation of facts. Wisdom knows what the facts mean and how to apply them. You could be the smartest person in the world and still be a fool. Anyone can gain knowledge, but only God can give you wisdom.
DIRECTION, NOT INTENTION
Bad decisions made with good intentions are still bad decisions. It’s not intentions that matter; it’s actions. We are what we do and say, not what we intend. Our direction, not intentions, hopes, dreams, prayers, beliefs, intellect, or education, determines our destination. We all end up somewhere in life. Why not end up somewhere on purpose?
AN HONEST STORY
We all are skilled at lying to ourselves. But you write the story of your life one decision at a time. Tell yourself the truth so you can make regret-free decisions and tell the story you are proud to tell.
THE PAUSE AND THE PURPOSE
We all have decisions to make that are difficult and make us feel uneasy. Pausing to get clarity and consider a greater purpose will regret-proof our lives. We are God’s.
We all have distractions and temptations that come our way. They appeal to our emotions. Caving to the emotional draw may cost us our dream. How can we stay strong and focus on the big goal?