“The plans of the diligent lead surely to plenty, But those of everyone who is hasty, surely to poverty.”-Proverbs 21:5
It has been my experience both personally and in observation of others, that the more effort that is put into the “quick fix” the farther behind one ultimately becomes. If you think about this you will see clearly that its true. A life of consistently pursuing instant gratification is a sure path to long run misery.
“A man’s steps are of the Lord, how then can a man understand his own way?’-Proverbs 20:24
The gist of this one for me, is that you never know what the path is going to look like as you pursue your goals and dreams, but have faith, because there IS a path.
So bringing these together, we need to be clear about where it is our hearts are leading us to go, then we need to be diligent in the planning and the pursuit, understanding that we will encounter challenges and twists that we did not foresee or that we wish were not there…but that is the real path. And as we continue to walk into the unknown, there will be a place for us to stand…there always has been and there always will be…