Think It Through

It is astonishing the ease in which you can miss the truth even when it is visible. We’re taught to keep our eyes open yet rarely are we taught what to look for. If your eyes are open, what should you look for? A hungry person with their eyes open may look for food. Yet if they were fed, would they be better off with the food or is the opportunity to learn to feed themselves a better response despite the investment of time needed? Despite our circumstances, we hunger for something else and sometimes we just do not know what to ask for; yet we are clear on what we do not want.

It’s great to know what you do not want yet how do you determine what you do want? Most people would begin to look at superficial details or far-reaching ideas when the simplest opportunities are right before them. Choosing to think differently and take different corresponding actions requires intention and disciplined thought. In a society of heavy pressure to make quick decisions, time is on your side. Take the time you need to consider your options and think out the various ways things can unfold. Carve out your space to breathe and recognize that while time has passed, your life and your future are still being revealed. For every action, there is a reaction. Be careful to choose wisely.

Ecclesiastes 8:5b ESV – ‘…and the wise heart will know the proper time and the just way.’

Looking toward the rising sun, Ceci