Where there is no vision the people cast off restraint; but blessed is the one who heeds wisdom’s instruction. Proverbs 29:18
…the people cast of restraint, the people let loose, the people are not directed…
The word restraint or restrained is not attractive. It doesn’t feel welcoming or comforting. A normal reaction would be to CAST off or FIGHT restraint. Initially, “restraint” doesn’t bring thoughts of freedom. And freedom is what we are made for.
A train is restrained in that it must ride the rails of it’s tracks. It only travels where the tracks lead. In truth it could move along without them but a train driving without tracks would slip and slide. It would move, but slowly and in many directions. In contrast, a train on rails is focused, gains speed and quickly reaches it’s destination. It’s restrained but purposeful!
If one would heed
be alert to and take action with
the instruction of wisdom,
the revelation or vision they have been given,
they can lay track
restrain themselves, limit where they put the focus and energy, know what to say “yes” to, direct their path
and will reach their destination.
Attain their destiny!
Freedom allows us to let loose! But wisdom in freedom allows us to choose how to restrain ourselves in order to give our life focus and direction.
Seek wisdom, heed it’s instruction and lay the tracks!
Reaching your destiny depends on your vision and self restraint!
What is your vision? What has Wisdom instructed you towards?
In what ways can you restrain (direct) yourself in order to see your vision realized?
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So you might be wondering what in the world does Make it Plain on Tablets mean. It’s a phrase taken from an Old Testament verse (NIV) Habbakuk 2:2
Write down the revelation and make it plain on tablets that a herald may run with it.
This type of tablet makes it amazingly easy to run with information!
Habbakuk had been given a specific message from God to His people. He spoke of violence and injustice, greed and the economy, perversion, and self sufficency. The ails of our world seem to be timeless. This old prophet had a message of encouragement and hope to share with God’s people.
Make it Plain on Tablets is a blog where I will share what I believe God is sharing with me, a place I will share my story and testimonies, and a venue where I hope to provoke the reader into devotion AND action.