Monday 16 February 2015

Caution: Slow Down

Happy Monday to my wonderful readers and followers, 

How is your week going? 

Today's post is about being hasty.

God's wisdom says that it is dangerous to have zeal without knowledge, and the one who acts hastily makes poor choices (Proverbs 19:2). 

Did you know that being hasty is not a virtue that we are to have, except to obey God's Word and to finish an urgent task? Only in such things should we hurry (My opinion). Otherwise, wisdom and caution are required before a decision is made so that you don't make a mistake or fall into an error.

If you make a decision in a hurry without taking your time to research, it is called ignorance. 

God condemned being ignorant and hasty as traits of the fool. In the book of Proverbs, the author stated that before decisions are made and actions are taken, a careful study and a good acquisition of knowledge need to be undertaken. Ignorance is no bliss. Therefore, gather all the relevant information that you need before you make a decision. 
If others tease or criticise you for being cautious before you make a decision, ignore them. There is no honour in rushing decisions without adequate preparation and research. I have been in several situations where I was in a haste to make a decision (and yes, I made those decisions) but I ended up facing the consequences. I have also been in a situation where I was not in a hurry, by the time I did my research, weighed up the pros and cons, I made a better decision, which paid off.

It could be argued that many people would have gotten along as friends if they had slowed down to consider the consequences of their actions. Also, many homes would not have been wrecked if individuals considered the consequences of their choices.

Some people enter into conflicts because of their lack of patience. The Bible says that it is folly and shame to answer a matter before fully grasping the issues (Proverbs 18:13). This suggests that in the place of correcting an issue or solving a problem, you must not be too quick to make a decision or judge a case without fully understanding the issue.

A wise person questions everything (Proverbs 14:15) before he or she makes a decision in order to avoid future trouble.

To my dear Readers and Followers,

Do you prove facts before acting or deciding on an issue? 

Do you join a church in a haste without finding out about the church? 

Do you preach a message in a haste without taking time to plan? 

Do you enter a relationship in a haste without taking your time to find out about the person and ensure that where you are heading is what you want and what God wants for you? 
Do you think carefully before you commit your finance into that project or supposed investment?

The Bible condemned ignorance. God wants us to prove all things and examine all directions from all angles before we make a decision.

Don't be in a haste to make a decision. I understand that this generation likes to make a decision in a quick manner, however, this is dangerous as the likelihood of making a mistake is high.
Only be quick to make a decision if it is in relation to obeying God's Word or when you are running away from sins.

Enjoy the rest of your week

- Myss Lafunky