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.

Getting Over Discouragement

May 27th, 2022|

When we are deeply discouraged in our hearts and minds, how does God go about restoring us and what is our role?

Are You Suffering from Discouragement

May 20th, 2022|

If you are over forty, you have heard the voice of discouragement in your head and are familiar with it’s painful sting. Some of us have heard it before then, but I reckon by age forty everyone has heard it [...]

Don’t Nibble,Eat!

January 21st, 2022|

Have good food? Our Creator blessed us when He gave us the ability to make and enjoy food: cooking, baking and eating is definitely one of my favorite past times.  It is one of the greater pleasures available to us, [...]

Taking Faith Ordered Steps

July 16th, 2021|

Does God order our steps? What would happen in our lives if we started believing that God ordered all our steps.

Locating Questions

January 22nd, 2021|

I don’t get lost easily, I have a good sense of direction.  The few times I have been lost, it is not a welcome feeling.  In a sense I feel lost at the moment, trying to find my bearings again [...]

As You Think, There You Are

June 26th, 2020|

The statement: “As a man thinks in his heart so he is,” describes what is accepted as characteristic of any person - you are what you think.  As much as a plant is a product of seeds, so a man [...]

Four Benefits to Being Circumspect

October 11th, 2019|

What does it mean to be circumspect? Circumspect, it 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 [...]

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 [...]