“Where there is no revelation, the people cast off restraint; But happy is he who keeps the law.” Proverbs 29:18
Sometimes there is something I want to do and I proceed ‘full steam ahead’ to accomplish it. I don’t like waiting around once I have an idea as it often consumes my mind until I do something about it. I find that, if I run ahead without first waiting for God’s leading and guidance, I end up only wasting a lot of time and effort.
We must wait on God for the vision and depend on Him to lead us. When we go ahead without first getting the Lord’s ‘stamp of approval’ we often leave things undone, left out and forgotten altogether. We ‘heed wisdom’s instruction’ by listening to counsel from those who have ‘been there, done that’ and are willing to give their good advice. We ‘heed wisdom’s instruction’ by stopping to pray at every crossroad, and waiting until God clearly points the way to go.
Now if you have already begun a project or gone in a certain direction and you’re realising now that you went ahead a little too quickly, without ‘heeding wisdom’s instruction’, don’t worry. See failure as the stepping stone that it is, and move on with more wisdom under your belt for next time. Sometimes making mistakes (as unwelcome as they are) are the fastest and most memorable way of learning any lesson.
Don’t give up. When the plans we’ve made crash and burn, that’s one more chance that God has to step in and do amazing things. He can remake you, and your vision, after the plan He had in mind all along.
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