Direction not hopes, dreams, or intentions determines destination. Why is it even though I desire one particular destination that I find my self on a path that leads somewhere else. I only get to live this moment once. I can dream and wish and pray for great health, financial freedom, a fabulous marriage, but its my actions that put me on a path to or away from those goals.
Sometimes I ask my self, Why aren't I in better shape, why don't I have financial freedom, it's because I didn't take action when I first noticed a problem.
Proverbs 27:12 The prudent see danger and take refuge, but the simple keep going and suffer for it.
I didn't take refuge, I just kept going. I was naive. I didn't look at life as being linear and each day as being connected to another. I've said before, "I really should exercise and eat right". "I probably shouldn't buy this thing I don't need", but instead I kept going and my physical and financial health suffered for it. I don't want to wait until there are no good choices left.
I will learn to ask myself: In light of my past experiences and my future hopes and dreams what's the right and wise thing for me to do.
I will learn to pray: Heavenly Father, Help me to see trouble coming long before it gets here. Please give me the wisdom to know what to do and the courage to do it.