Good Intentions

Proverbs 9:10-11The fear of the LORD is the beginning of wisdom: and the knowledge of the holy is understanding. For by me thy days shall be multiplied, and the years of thy life shall be increased.”

Sometimes the hardest part of a task is the beginning. Once you get started, it all falls in place. Our adversary, the devil, knows that about us and will fight and press so we never begin.

Many a good deed, many a creative idea, many a dream died in the infancy of thought because it never got started. We all intend to do right; to tell the truth, to help to give or to change. But the difference between intention and doing is simply a matter of choice.

God tells me that to begin to get wisdom, I must first fear Him. Makes sense. Because to ask for wisdom, I must know the One whom I ask can fulfill my request.

James 1:5-6If any of you lack wisdom, let him ask of God, that giveth to all menliberally, and upbraideth not; and it shall be given him. But let him ask in faith, nothing wavering. For he that wavereth is like a wave of the sea driven with the wind and tossed.

If it is wisdom we seek, know Who we are asking demands a reverential fear and awe of Him. I bow to my God. I relinquish all to Him. But to do so, I have to give up control of my own life. It all began with that same fear.

Today, think on those things that God has placed before you. It may be one of those things you have been meaning to do. Know that God has the ability, desire and courage for you – all we need do is relinquish the outcome to Him and ask for the help needed to start.

 

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