on proverbs chapter two and how to avoid staring into the barrel of lifes ugly gun

Tune your ears to wisdom, and concentrate on understanding. Search for them as you would for lost money or hidden treasure…then you will understand what is right, just, and fair, and you will know how to find the right course of action every time. For wisdom will enter your heart, and knowledge will fill you with joy. Wise planning will watch over you. Understanding will keep you safe. – proverbs 2 : 2-4 & 9-11

How fast would your heart start beating if you witnessed a toddler holding a gun..just imagine seeing a little two year old boy or girl standing there curiously staring into the barrel of a gun. What would you do? Oh my goodness, just the thought of it makes my stomach hurt. I pray that in a furious attempt to save a life, you would leap towards the child and snatch the gun away from them. If any of you reading this have children then you know what would come next..the child would probably burst into tears because their toy had just been taken. In those few moments after, can you imagine how you would feel? You know when you are truly startled how you can feel the blood running through your veins..I would imagine you would feel something like that. In a matter of seconds every tragic scenario would play through your mind..you would see the child on the floor surrounded by blood, you would see that precious little child in a coffin..you would probably even be able to hear the sound of yourself or the child’s mother weeping. It would be a life changing event. As all this was going on within your mind you more than likely would not even hear the child fussing because their shiny toy had just been mercilessly snatched from them. Can we imagine such ignorant foolishness? Of course we can..we were once that way..for a child lacks understanding.

How many areas of your life are like a loaded gun? Really search your current situation and think about it. For some of you it may be something that you cannot change overnight..but really tune your ears to wisdom, concentrate on understanding what it is that you can do to make right what may be putting your life in harms way..as it says above, search for it like you would for lost money or hidden treasure. Lost money or hidden treasure..how fast would you jump to it if there was money to be found? With how cut-throat this world is..it would be pretty fast, I’m sure. How much more precious is your future? How much more precious is your life? Or for others, your “loaded gun” could be something that could be changed in an instant..with one firm and thoughtful decision.

What ever your case may be, the verse that says, wise planning will watch over you. Understanding will keep you safe..this verse could not hold anymore truth. How much joy could your life hold if every decision you made was a decision that had been wisely planned..one that you completely understood the consequences of. Don’t stumble through life in the dark..like an innocent child looking into the barrel of a loaded gun..you are here for more than that. You are here for a reason. You may not yet know what that reason is..but I promise..if you truly turn your heart to seek what is wise..what is just..and what is fair..one day it will all make sense to you. Like a prisoner set free your life will be..