Thursday, August 23, 2007

Path Principle Part 2

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.

3 comments:

Roses Are Red, Violets are Violet said...

i really like the concept of life being "linear"...I've never thought about it that way. That really helps me to think about my decisions as having direct consequences instead of each day kind of being on it's "own..."

Thanks for sharing this insight!

summer said...

I have learned to see it through. Don't make decisions based on needs now but where it will take you.

Anonymous said...

Profound and insightful!