CIRCUMSPECT

A photograph is taking an image at a moment of time.  Being circumspect is like taking a picture of yourself and evaluating it at this Moment in Time.  To be circumspect, means to think carefully about possible risks and consequences.  This has been the word in my head lately: to be “circumspect” about life.  Perhaps it is because I have been doing a lot of thinking about my life and how I live it and in the process have discovered that I am being “circumspect.”

Paul tells us that we should walk “circumspectly” in the New King James:

See then that you walk circumspectly, not as fools but as wise, redeeming the time, because the days are evil. (Eph 5:15-16 NKJV)

For me being “circumspect” in my life is to actively evaluate the circumstances in my life to identify how well I am living.  It is asking, if my action of living is in line with my beliefs or convictions.  It means evaluating my life internally as well as externally.

  1. Internally against the Word of God and
  2. Externally to see if how I live is in line with what I believe and if people are seeing Christ in me.

This has not been an easy journey for me, it has come at the end of a season of busyness and activity.  In a sense: what I am busy with, has started to define me.  The opinions of others have started to influence me.  As things get quiet in my life, it is time to have a good look at myself in the mirror of God’s word.

Everyone needs to do a season of internal and external examination, to ensure that we “live wisely” and “not as fools.”  We have only one life to live, a certain time on earth, time to ensure that one is living it correctly.

I hope this journey I took, serves to help you evaluate your life as well.

I trust, that when God has tested and disciplined you, you too, will encounter a harvest of righteousness in your live.

All my love,

P.S. The posts are listed below with the latest posts on the topic coming up first.

Stop Whining!

August 19th, 2016|

There is nothing like getting together with friends or family and just talking.  It is an opportunity to tell each other what is going on in our lives, but for some of us it is a time to get a [...]

Let Us Compare

August 5th, 2016|

People who compare are miserable. The purpose of comparison is to put two people beside each other, in order to pick out their strengths and weaknesses, or their differences and likeness.  We regularly compare people, places and things.  Whether we [...]

Living Without Regret

February 12th, 2016|

Regret is like a poisonous snake.  It usually lies still, unnoticed, harmless; then at an opportune moment it slowly creeps up and poisons the whole day.  By definition it is the act of revisiting past events, or decisions wishing things [...]

Esau Syndrome

February 5th, 2016|

An attitude of entitlement is one we come across often in South Africa and it often piggy banks on the fight for one’s rights. However, there is a difference between fighting for what is rightfully yours by law or contract [...]

Broken Your New Year Resolution Yet?

December 31st, 2015|

Some of us make New Year resolutions and achieve some of them.  Others don’t bother because they never get achieved anyway.  Still others of us make them, and break them, before the end of January.  It doesn’t matter which group [...]

Tolerating Jezebel

November 23rd, 2015|

There is nothing like a spiritual mirror to help you see your heart.  The Word of the Lord is exactly that mirror in our lives.  Being “circumspect” and giving due consideration to the words of scripture has led to many [...]

Taking Faith Ordered Steps

November 13th, 2015|

As I have shared before on this blog, “circumspect” seems to be the word to describe my spiritual life this year as I have examined the “roots” of my spiritual person to ensure that I am well rooted for life, [...]

It’s going to take too long!

October 23rd, 2015|

Have you noticed the Christmas decorations have arrived in the shops? To me it signals the start of that "end of year" period, when we run around trying to finish the year off.  It's end of year functions, school awards, [...]

Getting Over Discouragement

September 23rd, 2015|

In my last post, we explored the symptoms and causes of discouragement as we explored 1 Kings 19:1-20 where Elijah is sitting under the broom tree.  He is tired, negative, isolated, fearful, opting out and suicidal. But God does not [...]