Tuesday, February 9, 2016

Best Advice

What's the best advice you've ever heard? I wrote here about the worst advice I've heard, but just as important is the opposite side of the spectrum. I could go on and on about wonderful quotes and bits of advice I've heard or read over the years. They are endless, and they are good advice. 

But what's the best advice? I think it is perfectly summed up by King Solomon in Ecclesiastes 12:1, Remember your Creator in the days of your youth, before the days of trouble come and the years approach when you will say, “I find no pleasure in them." 

So many people waste their younger years searching for meaning. They get closer to the end of their life, realize that everything isn't as they wanted and start seeking God. And that's wonderful, because it's wonderful for anyone to seek God. 

But Solomon reminds us of how much can be saved by serving God all your life. Imagine the peace and the assurance you could receive in your life. Knowing God is there can guide you in all your life choices. You don't ever have to feel alone, because God is there. In every anxiety, in every fear, in every joy, you can pray to Him. Does that mean life will be perfect? Certainly not. But it does mean that you have nothing to fear. Whether you realize it or not, God is guiding your life, orchestrating it so that what's best for you happens. 

Solomon spent his whole life searching for meaning. He came to the end of his life and realized that it was all meaningless. The answer had been in front of him the whole time. Serve God in the days of your youth!

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