Common or Uncommon Sense?

Common sense normally tells us to take the path of least resistance. We think that it would be foolish to endure unnecessary hardships or trouble to get somewhere, when there appears to be an easier way. This easier way can be a good choice. It can also be a bad one if laziness or a lack of discipline takes you down the wrong path. Proverbs 13:4 (NKJV) says, “The soul of a lazy man desires, and has nothing; But the soul of the diligent shall be made rich.” Philippians 3:13-15 (GWT) says, “Brothers and sisters, I can’t consider myself a winner yet. This is what I do: I don’t look back, I lengthen my stride, and {14} I run straight toward the goal to win the prize that God’s heavenly call offers in Christ Jesus. {15} Whoever has a mature faith should think this way. And if you think differently, God will show you how to think.”

Unlike common sense, which relies on experience and what your wits tell you, uncommon sense relies on accepting the path the Holy Spirit directs you to take. The key is to hear the voice of God and persevere to take the path He points out. Do this in a disciplined, wise and discerning way. Resist the temptation to look back and second-guess yourself. Just to move ahead. This path will take you to the personal growth and the maturity of faith that God desires for you. A word of caution – it will not always be the path of least resistance. However, it will be well worth the effort it takes to travel it. Regardless of the apparent difficulties you may face, the outcomes will always be in God’s hands. Therefore, they will be well worth facing and overcoming the resistance you might face. I’m Dr. Bob. Hard work, faith, determination and perseverance will take you to your destiny. In what ways could you apply any or all of these character traits to yourself to make the path of your life’s journey more successful and significant?

Common or Uncommon Sense?