So, what do we do with wisdom, once we've obtained it?
How can we keep from getting stuck when other things try to control us?
Sometimes, we don't recognize that we're settling for less, until we try out the genuine article.
It's one thing to be stuck without something to pass the time. Are there cases where we're busy doing something that looks productive, but is actually pointless?
Does choosing to follow Jesus mean just giving up a little of our "extra" in the offering plate, or something more?
Most decisions in life result in a tradeoff - a cost vs. benefit choice. Some paths yield a lot better results than others, though.
If our lives were a movie based on a book, have we picked a good book and adapted it faithfully?
Wouldn't it be great to have a heads-up display of exactly what we needed to know in a challenging situation?
Sometimes, the difference in the paths our lives take depends on a choice that we make at a key time. The good news is that the most important choice remains open for us to seize, even if we previously made the wrong decision.
In our busy lives, there is a secret (albeit not a well-hidden one) to finding the strength that we need to get through another week.
Life is not a game, but we need to make choices with an eye to succeeding in the "end-game", and towards getting to the outcome that we want.
When we reach the end of our own strength, we can quit, or we can seek help from God's limitless supply.
Can we become so focused on our preparations for this earthly life that we forget to prepare for the eternal?
John 3:16 is a well-known verse of the Bible. It's a great summary of God's love for us. However, taken together with the two following verses, it becomes part of an even bigger message.
We make decisions - large and small - every day. Is our faith strong enough to make the right decisions when it is difficult, but also most important?
Rather than seeking out the "lesser of two evils", Paul the apostle was conflicted by having two excellent alternatives.