“Trust in the LORD with all thine heart; and lean not unto thine own understanding. In all thy ways acknowledge him, and he shall direct thy paths” (Proverbs 3:5-6). “Let thine eyes look right on, and let thine eyelids look straight before thee. Ponder the path of thy feet, and let all thy ways be established. Turn not to the right hand nor to the left: remove thy foot from evil” (Proverbs 4:25-27).
The providential great God of heaven has blessed a multitude of souls with the privilege of encountering another day. Not only is another day experienced, but most have watched a new year roll in, reflecting on the dynamics of the past year. A diversified year filled with emotions of jubilee, celebration, joy, excitement, suspense, anxiety, deep grief, sadness, anger, and confusion.
The proverbial passages above provide exhortation and guidance that obliterates the notion of procrastination. Around this time of year people diligently focus on accomplishing resolutions established for the new year. Year after year, people set of for tomorrow what should be accomplished today. God instructs us to ponder and consider our ways urgently, so proper up to the minute decisions can be efficiently executed. The plea is for one not to turn to the right or left, but to continually press forward. Let Him direct the path and in all of your efforts acknowledge Him as your true power source.
Thus as you reflect upon what was not accomplished last year, set your sites today on what needs to be done presently. Keep all things in perspective and know that your experience is not the only experience. While there are those who experience a triumphant year of joy, there are those who experienced what resides on the other side of the coin. Some experienced the joy of new life in the form of a baby, while others experienced the death of their baby at the same time. Some parents watched their sons and daughters graduate from high school and college, while other parents buried their children. Some children celebrated the 80th or 90th birthday of a parent, while other sons and daughters buried a mother or father. Some men and women landed the job of their dreams, while others lost their jobs because of the economic downturn.
Regardless of your side of the coin and points of reflection, let God be your continual guide. Contemplate every spiritual move and attribute all of your success to God. Remember, you are the clay In the Potter’s Hands. God has paved a way to save and comfort you today!