Gotta love some Proverbs. Little Nuggets of wisdom, truth and guides for your life. I was
catching up on reading my Bible in a year and this stuck with me. Again one of those things where a verse sticks with you at that moment because what is going on in your life.
Proverbs 16: 8-9 I chewed on these.
8- Better a little with righteousness then much gain with injustice.
In today’s world we want, want, want and we want it now! We want a shortcut. The first part which is probably obvious and this is “elementary” on my part but, It is better to gain and have little in life if you did it with honestly, integrity, and a Godly heart. That is yours and you earned it and you can be respected for that and you did it in a pure manner. But if you have a lot and you obtained it with dishonesty, bad intentions, unfairly and without a Godly heart, then people might envy you, yeah but, they will not respect you or trust you and you will one day have to answer to God.
So as hard as it is sometimes to keep doing the right thing and feeling like you are getting no where remember that it is better than the alternative and that you are keeping your integrity in tact and your relationship with God is not being diminished. It is not about what we have or what we don’t have.
9- In their hearts humans plan their course, but the Lord establishes their steps.
First off, I love this because it reminds me of that Paula Abdul song, Two steps forward and two steps back. Okay, Sorry, I can never be serious for long without putting a joke in or some type of smart remark.
This reminds me to not get too caught up in my own head/heart/will. The Lord wants good things for us and wants us to succeed. You just have to be patient and know that God has a plan for you. We are not always going to know the exact steps to take, how many steps there are or what direction those steps might take, that is up to God and what he wants you to learn along the way. They might go in a circle before it straightens out again. We must be patient when things seem far away and ready to accept change if it is presented sooner than expected.
Okay, just something to think about!