“Look carefully then how you walk, not as unwise but as wise, making the best use of the time, because the days are evil.” – Ephesians 5:15-16
Over the last few days, we have looked at the specific ways we can live in the light. First, we discussed the importance of imitating Jesus. Then, we looked at how we must walk away from the darkness, emptying ourselves of the old in order for God to fill us with the new.
Then we looked at how, once we walk away from darkness, we must walk towards the light. But it doesn’t stop there. Paul instructs us in Ephesians 5 to walk in wisdom. Ephesians 5:15-16 says, “Look carefully then how you walk, not as unwise but as wise, making the best use of the time, because the days are evil.”
When you are asking the question, ”How can become the person God created me to be?” or “How can I fulfill my purpose or reach my full potential as a child of God?” I think these verses can help us get there.
From these two verses, Andy Stanley coined, what he calls, The Best Question Ever. He says this one simple question can foolproof your life. It’s just a question… but it is a question that can allow you to discover God’s path for your life. It is a question that can help you stay on the path.
Okay, so what is the question? Here it is:
What is the WISE thing to do?
Experts say the average human makes 35,000 decisions every day. Some of those are big decisions, others not so big. But every day we are making choices. And those choices always point us to a path.
Where we go is determined by the decisions we make. How can we get where we want to go? By answering this question, what is the WISE thing to do?
If you can not only ask this question but make decisions that are in agreement with the answer to the question, you can live the life you want to live. And more importantly, you can live the life GOD WANTS YOU TO LIVE.
Walk in wisdom. How do you do that? It starts by asking the question, what is the wise thing to do?