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.
- Internally against the Word of God and
- 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.
All my love,
P.S. The posts are listed below with the latest posts on the topic coming up first.