Proverbs 14:8-10 [TLB] 8 The wise man looks ahead. The fool attempts to fool himself and won’t face facts.9 The common bond of rebels is their guilt.[a] The common bond of godly people is goodwill. 10 Only the person involved can know his own bitterness or joy—no one else can really share it.
Many people in life start out well but they end up poorly because they don’t plan for the pitfalls; but the Bible says, the wise man looks ahead.
We all face pitfalls as we make plans for our future, such as cultural distractions, voices of doubt, tempting shortcuts, and discouraging delays. Just take a look at Noah. He had pitfalls after God told him to build the Ark. But he overcame them; you too can.
Now, this doesn’t mean that God will give you the goal of building an ark, but I pray He will give you a big goal for your next ten years.
The Bible says we are wise to look ahead and make plans. By doing that, we will not only be prepared to spot the pitfalls when they come into our lives, we will also be prepared to apply the antidote to the pitfalls of life. As the Bible says, only the fool fails to look ahead.
As we enter into the second month of the year, let’s look ahead to the wonderful joy God has in store for us. Ask God to help you establish goals for the next decade of your life. Then you will be ready to learn how to handle the pitfalls that potentially could keep you from getting where God wants you to go.
By: Pastor Paul Ibrahim
PICZ RCCG Jesus Temple, Akobo, Ibadan- Zonal Parish