Zeal without knowledge is dangerous and making hasty decisions gets you into trouble. How true!
I had been burnt a number of times in the past because I was zealous without knowledge. People, note something, foxy and dangerous people are out there in the world and they know the meaning of this proverb. Be on your guard against people who come at you to rush you into making one decision or the other.
I was duped of $450 once by a phone call scammer. He used the rush and haste tactic. I needed money at that time and I thought it was God’s answer to my prayer, I ended up losing from what I didn’t have. I was foolish. I also at a time allowed a young man rush me into a relationship. (I actually knew so much when it comes to matters like this, still do, but I foolishly allowed myself to be rushed and manipulated).This was a man that shouldn’t have passed a hello or someone I should never have met at all. It was still this rush and haste tactic he used on me only it was cloaked with an appearance of godliness this time. Thank God I broke free from his snare by God’s help at the nick of time.
I am prone to making decisions on impulse. But I have learnt the hard way, after getting hurt several times. I should be grateful my gracious Father did not allow the consequences to be more than what I experienced as they could have been worse. Even in my folly, He was watching out for me.
This is why I cry out so much for wisdom. I had done a lot in the past that spelt foolishness. I trust the Father that He is replacing my stupidity with wisdom, insight and sound judgement. How do I know? I know because of Proverbs 2:6, James 1:5 and Matthew 7:7.
To reiterate, avoid making decisions on impulse, be sure your excitement and zeal are balanced with knowledge. Don’t rush into anything and don’t let anyone rush you. He who trusts in Jesus will not make haste. Isaiah 28:16.
©2018, Ayobami Temitope Kehinde