“It is a trap to dedicate something rashly and only later to consider one’s vows” (Proverbs 20:25)
You only have a certain number of days. Every time you give a minute of your life to anything, you’re giving a piece of your life away. You’ll never get that minute back. When you give your time to something, you’re giving a piece of your life for it.
That’s why every decision has a price tag. Every decision will cost you time, money, energy, reputation, talents, or resources. There’s always an investment to be made.
Proverbs 20:25 says, “It is a trap to dedicate something rashly and only later to consider one’s vows” . It is a trap to decide without deliberating, to make a promise without pondering, to make a commitment without first considering the cost.
We even say this when people come to a new year and decide to change their ways and even consider giving their lives to Christ.However is good to take time to make the right decision. I’m convinced that if people carefully consider the benefits of obedience and integrity, they will make the right decision.
As you journey through your life many things will demand your time and attention. If you are not deliberately paying attention to what you do with your life; You will end up being busy and active without any attendant benefits to all your efforts and you will simply waste your life away.
One of the rules of life is that it’s always easier to get in than to get out. It’s easier to get into a relationship than get out. It’s easier to get into debt than to get out. It’s easier to fill your schedule than fulfill your schedule.
There is a price tag with every decision. Count the cost.
- Every decision has a price tag. How have you seen this to be true in your life?
- Why is it sometimes difficult to answer someone with “let me think and revert back to you?”
- How has counting the cost kept you from making what you believe would have been a bad decision?
Prayer: Lord, shine Your light along my paths. Give me deep understanding of Your words and show me Your ways. This year shall yield a great harvest for all my time and efforts in Jesus name. Amen
(C) Adeyemi Agbelusi