Guardrails

by | Oct 12, 2022 | Direction, Planning, Thankfulness


“So be careful how you live. Don’t live like fools, but like those who are wise. Make the most of every opportunity in these evil days. Don’t act thoughtlessly, but understand what the Lord wants you to do. Don’t be drunk with wine, because that will ruin your life. Instead, be filled with the Holy Spirit,singing psalms and hymns and spiritual songs among yourselves, and making music to the Lord in your hearts. And give thanks for everything to God the Father in the name of our Lord Jesus Christ.” -Ephesians 5:15-20

All of us are faced daily with decisions that can impact our lives and the lives of others. The Holy Bible is filled with teachings about wisdom. It gives examples of wise people and examples of those who were not. It even teaches us how we are to make decisions on every aspect of life. Unfortunately, somewhere along the way, we adopted the understanding that making wise decisions is simply knowing the difference between right and wrong. However, using the right or wrong method doesn’t look at the whole of you.

Using the scriptures, we find that to make wise decisions, we must ask the question, “In light of my past experience, my current circumstances, and my future hopes and dreams, what is the wise thing for me to do in this situation?”. This consideration allows us to determine the course of our lives and to place guardrails to protect us from making the wrong choices.

Paul says to make the most of every opportunity because we don’t know how much time we have in life, so make the most of it. The Holy Spirit will help us establish the guardrails for our lives to make the most of life. I pray that we will be known as those who were wise.

Journeying together,

John


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