“We need discernment in what we see and what we hear and what we believe.”
Charles R. Swindoll
This year I have embraced a practice of choosing 3 words to guide my thoughts, decisions and actions. This is something that Chris Brogan writes about in his blog here. I have done a similar practice in the past but unfortunately over the past few years drifted away from doing it. Why do I bring this up? Because word #1 of my 3 words for 2020 is “Discernment.”
I find it interesting to start with the technical definition of the word:
For me I am using the word “discernment” specifically as it relates to understanding God’s will, and purpose, for my life on a daily basis.
It can be so easy to be on autopilot through life. We can be so busy that that it is simple to be oblivious and only along for the ride and not apply understanding or meaning to what is happening both to us and for us. Being present and aware is the first step to living a life of discernment and understanding. Without discernment, what is the meaning to life?
Folly is joy to him who is destitute of discernment, But a man of understanding walks uprightly.
Proverbs 15:21 NKJV
My life, also, revolves around God’s word and how it drives my life. I try to remain cautious not to over interrupt His word to try and make it “my will”, but let it remain His will. Continuing to be a doer of His word and not just a hearer, deceiving myself.
Amen! Well said sir, well said!