Godly Reassessment

Michael Beck

“Commit thy works unto the LORD, and thy thoughts shall be established” (Proverbs 16:3)

There are times when we need to take a step back, and consider a different approach to how we’re operating. This applies to many different fronts – home, work, career, relationships, etc. Often this reassessment follows a realization or discovery that causes the picture we had of things to change. It is important to make sure the new picture you’re forming is accurate. It’s not good if you were seeing things incorrectly before; but it’s no better to see things incorrectly now.

Godly reassessment is always sober. There is nothing wild about it. We don’t go from one extreme to another. Nor should our new plan be a mere reaction to hurt. Pain needs to be processed with close counsel and comfort from God. Wounds require time to heal. But without the balm provided by the Spirit of Christ, they never heal properly. Our new response will be unwise, tinged with anger and bitterness.

Don’t be afraid to lay everything on the table before God. Sometimes, a change is needed. Just make sure God is in all your thoughts.

Michael Beck is a pastor in the Dallas, TX area and the main author on Signpost. Receive a daily devotional he publishes every morning via email.