On a Bridge to Nowhere?

“The wisdom of the prudent is to give careful thought to their ways; But the folly of fools is deception.”  – Pr. 14:8

 I’ve spent time meditating on this passage this morning, and here’s what I’ve observed.

 Prudence is not something we hold to be a strong quality or character initiative in America as it once was.  Why is that?  What keeps us from giving careful thought to our ways?  We watch young celebrities making videos doing drugs and posting them all over the internet.  We watch corporate giants fall as their hidden schemes are found out.

Rather than giving careful thought, many people today have succumb to the idea that we can have whatever we want whenever we want it.  Consequences have no bearing on the decision making process.  Yet, God declares that the prudent will give care thought to their ways.  My dad used to tell me, “Think before you Act or Speak.”  Great advice Dad.  Thanks.

Do you know anyone who wants to be a Fool?  I sure don’t.  According to this Proverb, God declares that a good time without careful observation of how I will have fun is folly. 

Another way of thinking about this is in how we set goals and go about achieving them.  Let’s say we have a goal of making straight A’s in school, but we stay up late, play too many video games, watch t.v., hang out with friends, and then cram just before the exam.  Anyone who asks might hear something along the lines of, “I’ve been so busy getting ready for this exam.”  Grades come out and you receive a C. 

The question today is simple.

Are there areas of your life where you set out to build something, but your actions or folly are getting in the way of your desired results?  Are you building a Bridge to Nowhere or will your bridge make it to the other side of the lake?  Be careful not to deceive yourself.  Results never lie! 

 May God Bless You!

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About Joshua Christensen

Since 1996, Joshua has been helping people reach their goals financially. He is truly passionate about empowering mankind to embrace abundant living as designed by God. In 2011, he partnered with his long time friend, school teacher David Libby, to found M Power Learning Group. Together, they have been busy teaching financial literacy to faithful families. As authors of Consider the Ant, The Money Book for Teens, My Money Tree, and New Horizons, M Power Learning Group is redefining personal finance and wealth building in America from a biblical worldview. As the country grows deeper in debt, the gap between the haves and have nots is growing exponentially. With a long history of middle class, complacency is winning the day and stripping America of its long prosperous history. It is time to teach people how to get out and stay out of debt, build sustainable retirement plans for their future, and reduce the impact of bloated government regulation on their families. This is a new revolution. It is time for American's to take back what our forefathers created through their blood. It is time to stand for the Freedom that is in Christ to take our country back. It is time that In God We Trust meant something again. It is time that we remove the blinders and shine light on real wealth that makes a real difference in our communities. His background includes banking, mortgage lending, real estate investing, and real estate sales. He currently owns and operates 2 businesses in Albuquerque, NM where he lives with his wife and 2 daughters.