It is nice to take time to relax, have a coffee and chat. It is important at times to sit down, catch up and do a bit of planning. We all do it from time to time but probably not often enough.
Relevant questions we should sit down and ask are:
- What have I been doing with my time?
- Could I have used it more effectively?
- What are my plans for the future?
- Am I achieving what I want to achieve?
- If not what plans and actions do I need to take to change things effectively?
As someone once said - if you don't know where you are going, you'll definitely arrive. Planning, organising, implementing and reviewing are all good organisational skills.
You might be very successful in work-life but I want to ask you how your personal life is? Sometimes we need to clean and tidy up certain parts of our lives. What about reviewing your life so far and planning for the future? Are you prepared to be as careful about the personal issues of your life and your soul as you are in work life? Some of you will be perfectionists when it comes to your business, your personal hygiene, your financial affairs but how is it with you soul and your spiritual state before God?
Be careful as you start this process.
Remember that the Bible speaks the truth and warns of the following:
Jeremiah 17. 9 - 'the heart is deceitful above all things, and desperately wicked: who can know it'.
Proverbs 16. 25 - 'there is a way that seems right unto a man, but the end thereof are the ways of death'.
These verses mean that you cannot trust your instincts, you must learn to trust, believe and obey what God says in His revelation of truth, i.e. the Bible.
The Bible often states the obvious because as humans we often choose to ignore the obvious:
Ecclesiastes 3. 1 & 2 - 'to everything there is a season, and a time to every purpose under heaven: a time to be born, and a time to die'.
Hebrews 9. 27 & 28 - 'and as it is appointed unto men (humans) once to die, but after this the judgement: so Christ was once offered to bear the sins of many'.
John 8.24 - (the Lord Jesus is speaking) 'I said therefore unto you, that you shall die in your sins: for if you believe not that I am he (the promised one/Son of God), you shall die in your sins'.
My final quotation is simple yet direct advice from the Bible.
It is based on the assumption that the hearer accepts that they are guilty of sin, in danger of God's judgment and aware of their inability to save themselves.
Acts 16. 31 - 'Believe on The Lord Jesus Christ, and you shall be saved'.
Plan for life and enjoy God's salvation now and the guarantee of a home in heaven on the other side of death
Ignore the truth and face the eternal judgement of God in Hell and the Lake of Fire.
Please plan wisely.
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