Welcome to Favourite Links Friday!
This is my way of saying “Thank-you” to all my fellow bloggers by sharing some of their wonderful posts that I have read during the week. I hope you enjoy them as much as I did!
I am a person who gets lost easily. I must say that I come by it naturally though because my mom is the exact same way. It is a dangerous combination whenever it is just the two of us! Thankfully I have a wonderful wife who helps me with directions. Without her I would be totally lost (in many many ways)!
I am not alone though in my directional challengeness (is that a word?) Mega church pastor and author Andy Stanley shares this “burden” too. In his book “The Principle of the Path: How to Get from Where You Are to Where You Want to Be” he shares his struggle with directions and getting lost.
Of course, the book is not just about Andy Stanley’s unique gift to get lost. In the book Stanley unpacks this simple but profound principle: “direction determines destination.”
In order to have our priorities right we must take care of first things first. In other words, we must take care of what is most important first. If we don’t, it won’t really matter what we end up doing.
When you and I affirm other people, we’re doing something incredible. We are showing love. We’re letting people know they matter. We’re letting people know that we care about them.
“The prudent see danger and take refuge, but the simple keep going and suffer for it.” Proverbs 27:12
This verse introduces us to two types of people – the prudent and the simple. In other places in the book of Proverbs these two companions are referred to as “wise” and “naive.” It’s interesting to note that both start off on the same path and both “see danger” but they respond very differently. As a result of their responses they experience two very different outcomes.