Sample #2

Carefulness

Many go through life leaping before they look, making carless decisions based on emotions without taking the time to consider all the relevant facts. We need to remember that every decision we make in life is really choosing among one or more options. The path we take will ultimately, like it or not, lead us to a destination. Some paths might also have ambushes set against us along the way as we go where the decision will take us.

As humans we are blessed to have decisions to make in life. For this reason, we will one day, be at a place that is the sum-total of all the decisions we have made. Decision making is both an art and a process.

Since nobody knows everything and we all have a lot to learn about any subject you might name, we should never feel bad asking counsel from experts in their field. Someone said, “Ignorance is a consequence of being human. Not knowing it is even more atrocious.” So true. The writer of Proverbs warned that, “Without counsel plans go awry but in the multitude of counselors they are established.” (Proverbs 15:22) All the problems and trails of life are like small wars we each must wage. The writer says, “For by wise counsel you will wage your own war and in a multitude of counselors there is safety.” (Proverbs 24:6) Their counsel will add to what you already know about the subject and give you several other viewpoints as well. Their wisdom will either deter or encourage you, giving you greater conviction about your plan. You have nothing to lose other than the small amount of time it takes to seek advice. But, know this, whatever you decide, you alone will own and either pay for a bad decisions of reap the benefits of a good one.

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