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Think Before You Act

Posted: Monday, April 20

Pastor Joshua Humpa // Special Events Pastor

Pastor Joshua Humpa // Special Events Pastor

One Year Bible Reading Guide:

Joshua 21:1-22:20
Luke 20:1-26
Psalm 89:1-13
Proverbs 13:15-16 

 

Verse of the day:

Wise people think before they act; fools don’t—and even brag about their foolishness. (Proverbs 13:16)


One of the strangest phenomenons with social media is how brazen we can be. I have the Timehop app on my phone and it’s so interesting to see what young Joshua thought was worth of posting. The app shows you what you posted on social media that day years ago and most times my wife and I look at our old posts and wonder, “What were we thinking? Nobody cares about that… not even me!”

 

I’m as guilty of it as the next person, but for some reason we have little fear of posting our thoughts, frustrations, and rash comments when its from behind a computer screen. Maybe you’re one that stays away from social media, but if we’re honest you’d agree you’ve said or done things without thinking it through - we all have! Today’s Proverb is so basic, it makes you want to say, “Duh!” But the power and reminder of its truth is eternal. 

 

I was told by teachers, “If you don’t have anything good to say, don’t say it at all.” How true! One of the wisest things we can ever do before making a decision is to pause and ask, “Is this a wise decision?” Most times we’ll be able to know whether or not it is in that moment. And if we’re not sure, then it’s probably not wise to move on it quickly. People who are able to think before they act have a much more controlled and peace filled life. They are able to make wise decisions and count the costs before making a decision they can’t take back. We would all like to live more like that, right? In order to do so - first ask the Holy Spirit to daily remind you to think before acting. Secondly, try and move slower in life altogether. It’s so easy to always rush and simply react. Take life in and value every second. You can do it - don’t fool yourself.