Now that the inauguration of our 45th president has taken place…let’s talk about something else that may be important in our own lives, and even in our country:
Do you possess prudence? The definition of prudence is the “exercise of caution and wisdom in practical affairs and wise management of one’s material resources and personal qualities.“
Onto this Inauguration Day’s inspirational thought…
good management of resources.
Each of us has an allotted amount
of time and energy,
and we should manage it in such a way
that we bear the most fruit we can.
Emotionally driven people
usually lead frustrated lives.
They are filled with creative ideas,
but are unable to settle down long enough
to lay out a blueprint
and get a solid foundation.
They want instant results,
and if they don’t get them,
they are usually off to another new project
that will also fail.
I encourage you to ‘consider’ decisions,
purchases, and life choices.
Be sure you expand prudently.
Don’t court neglect of other duties
by taking on new ones,
unless of course those present duties
can be moved on to someone else
to make room for your new venture.
A sure way to lose your confidence
is to have so much to do
that you are not doing any of it well.
Pray: ‘Lord, I need to know
that You are my foundation,
and my life is being built
according to Your blueprint.
Give me discernment to know
Your ways and purposes. Amen.'”
–Joyce Meyer in “The Confident Woman Devotional”
Good management of resources. I do fail miserably at this one, far too often. This line: “They are filled with creative ideas, but are unable to settle down long enough to lay out a blueprint and get a solid foundation.” and “A sure way to lose your confidence is to have so much to do that you are not doing any of it well.“ Sounds like me– some things I really need to change! Looking forward to making those changes in this new year!
So What Are YOUR Thoughts?
Are you a good manager of resources?
Or do you feel overwhelmed with so much to do that you’re not doing any of it as well as you could be?