In Ecclesiastes 7, we learn that wisdom is a good thing that is so powerful and universal that it affects everyone in the world. However, we are also reminded wisdom doesn’t involve living in the nostalgia of the past but rather looking ahead and planning for the future while living in the present. We are taught that our effort is proportionate to our results and that we need to prepare ourselves because we don’t know what the future holds. With wisdom, we know that “the end is better than the beginning” and so we should be wise and start with the end in mind.
It’s not how you start but how you finish. Are we thinking about the next 3-5 years in our lives? What are we building towards?De we even think about it? Do we like where we are at today? What decisions did we make 3-5 years that is affecting where we are at today? We need to start thinking about the future. In life how much effort we put into something is what we will get back out of it. We may be thinking no one calls me. The question is, who have you called?
Luke 12: 12-14
How are we doing spiritually? We don’t know what the future holds, so we’ve got to prepare for it. This applies emotionally, spiritually, and physically. If we are not rich towards God, what good is our money to us. We need to consider our lives where we are heading and consider the directions we are taking. How do we apply faith principles and still plan? Some of the greatest errors we can make is choosing our spouses, and we have to live with our decisions for the rest of our lives. Whatever we do, we should always start with the end in mind. How are we investing i in our relationships?