Ephesians 5:15

It is important to think through one’s courses of actions before acting. If you don’t think before you act, you may realize that you did not really want to do what you did. You ought to at all times think earlier than you act to stop unwanted consequences. Therefore, you must think carefully earlier you act so that you don’t become a victim of the devil.

The phrase careful describes the behaviour, data of a person, or someone who ensures that she or he makes sure to keep away from mishap, harm; cautious, potential danger and also that of somebody who pays close attention no matter what she or he is about to do or doing. However, being spontaneous can be fun sometimes, but there is a difference between spontaneity and impulsiveness. When you act without even considering the consequences, the potential danger or how it may affect or be perceived by others, you are being socially reckless. So, before you act, or before you speak words take time to analyze it properly so that you won’t hurt people around you. Impulsive acts, on the other hand, often lead to regrets, as the consequences catch the actor off guard.

For instance, consider a sudden invitation to attend a party at a friend’s house. I could impulsively decide to attend this party without asking any questions, such as who are the other guests? Will I be safe? What kind of drinks or food will be on offer? On the other hand, a careful deliberation of the invitation could help me to understand whether I really would like to attend this party or not. Thinking via this invitation helps me with the data I need so as to make an informed choice that I won’t regret later. You should think of the possible consequences of any move you are about to make. Also, you must avoid speaking words that is not good and make sure you always speak words that is correct to people around you.

Now, if you want to gist or see a movie when you should be studying your books or doing business, think about the failure that action will result in. When a boy is asking you to be his lover, think about the result of such relationship and how it can affect your future negatively, then make the decision to say no. Think carefully before you act or visit that dirty website in your phone. Think rigorously so that you simply don’t turn out to be a victim of Satan. Notwithstanding, as thinking human beings, It is much better to make way through the world as purposefully as possible. You will do less damage, to yourself and others, if you do. Because, not thinking earlier than you act might land you into trouble. You can, for example, be sued for negligence if you do not exercise reasonable caution when doing things. therefore, before you act think about the harm it will cause to people around you.

Let’s say you throw a large rock out of the window from fifth floor of your apartment. You did it without thinking of hurting anyone, but it hit someone and hurt them badly. You could be sued for negligence or charged with the crime of reckless endangerment. Even if you don’t end up in trouble, you’ll be able to wreck relationships by acting with out thinking.

For example, what if you believe something mean about a friend and say it to them without thinking? You could easily destroy your relationship with them simply because you did not think before you spoke. Have you ever done or said something before thinking about it? You can in all probability think about a dozen situations whenever you want you’d have thought concerning the penalties before taking action. It usually doesn’t end well to act first and think later. Moreover, before you speak think carefully so that you don’t harm people with your words.

As a child of God, you have the Holy Spirit to show you the difference between right and wrong. However, many of us often act before asking whether what we are about to do could have positive or negative effects. Considering the outcome of your actions can stop you from doing something you will later regret. God has given you everything you need to make wise choices. But it’s up to you to pause long enough to consider if what you are doing is right or wrong.

For example, many times we see Peter behaving in a manner that seemed to be impetuous. He was human and he made mistakes, often because of his impetuous nature. But he was also committed. He was prepared to jump in boots and to give everything of himself to whatever the matter or cause was that he was involved in. Here came a mob of people to arrest Jesus and take Him away to be tried and put to death. Peter was having none of that and even though the mob included soldiers and officers of the chief priests, all armed with weapons, Peter stood up to defend his teacher, Lord and friend, Jesus. Peter got hold of sword, brought it out and used it to harm those that would harm Jesus.

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He forgot the fact that they were outnumbered, outgunned in the weapons department and some of these were trained soldiers. He just struck out to defend his friend and hang the consequences. He was impetuous and committed. Therefore, failing to think twice carefully earlier than you act can hurt you in some ways. Additionally it is important to check your actions before you act and make it your lifestyle by speaking good words and always think carefully before you speak.


  1. There is a great lesson drawn from this wonderful article because you don’t just take action immediately you should think before acting.


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