How can you secure your future when established businesses such as Hertz, J. Crew, and Neiman Marcus declared bankruptcy this year? We’ve watched local businesses close, people lose jobs or hours at work, and donations to churches and ministries plunge. On top of that, many people separated from friends, family, and fellow believers are suffering from lack of emotional support.
When faced with options in which I have no clue what to do, I often pray, “Lord, just give me a clear yes or a no.” Since God knows best, even though an initial “no” means more waiting, I haven’t wasted time going down a dead end. But, what do we do when no option seems right?
1. Fish in the right pond.
The Bible provides wisdom to protect us from unwise choices. While it won’t specify which business model to use, it tells us to be honest. It doesn’t name the person to marry, but it says, “Don’t team up with those who are unbelievers” (2 Cor. 6:14 NLT) and “Enjoy the companionship of those who call on the Lord with pure hearts” (2 Tim. 2:22 NLT). We don’t fish for God’s best in a pond He’s marked, “No Fishing.”Continue Reading
In this post Larry talks about finding the motivation to make crucial changes when you feel weak. Now here’s Larry.
How do you respond to change? Many have switched to wearing masks in public with ease. Being safe is worth the inconvenience. But other personal improvements require more effort than remembering to wear a mask.
We all want to become better people. But lasting internal change requires God’s help.
I’m at the place I need glasses for night driving. But the best glasses don’t help if I don’t know where I’m headed. I want to know my destination before I take off. This is especially true when I travel abroad. I plan before I pack my suitcase.
A year is a lap in the journey of life. Bible teacher and author Ken Boa pointed out that most of us spend more time preparing for a week’s vacation than we spend planning the direction of our lives. The beginning of a new year is a good time to review our lives and consider where our habits are taking us in life.
One sage said, “Aim at nothing and you will hit it every time.” The Apostle Paul did not run aimlessly (1 Cor.9:26). We too need a clear aim.