In Haggai (in the Old Testament) the Lord asks us to Consider Your ways.
As we approach a new year, it’s a great time to look at our life and consider if it is where we want it to be; not necessarily in terms of job, wealth, or status, but are we the type of person we want to be?
Are we putting our time and effort into the right areas of our life to become the person we were meant to be? If not, now is always a great time for a self evaluation.
We all occasionally get distracted from why we are here and divert our energies somewhere else. One of Satan’s most powerful weapons is to distract us with good and better causes which, in times of need, may blind and bind us away from the very best cause–the very work that called us into this world.BONNIE H. cordon Oct 2021
Haggai goes on to say: “Ye have sown much, and bring in little; ye eat, but ye have not enough; ye drink, but ye are not filled with drink; ye clothe you, but there is none warm; and he that earneth wages earneth wages to put it into a bag with holes.”
Do we find ourselves spinning our wheels sometimes, or engaged in activities that don’t really satisfy us deep down inside?
“Consider Your Ways,” the Lord repeats.
It’s always great to take some time pondering, thinking, and reflecting on our life. The end or beginning of the year seems to be a natural time for this. Maybe list out some new goals or attributes you want to develop. Do you need to be nicer, serve others, live the gospel of Jesus Christ more fully?
What good things are distracting you from focusing on the great things in life? Maybe a part of your reflection is to not just do something more or better but to eliminate something that isn’t as good to have time to focus on something new. Something that can bring you more fulfillment and direction in your life.
For me, as I consider my ways, one thing might be limiting social media in favor of reading more uplifting material.
How can you have more focus in your life? You are the only one that can determine that!
So, “Consider your ways” and start on a new journey of becoming more than you are now.