Leap Before You Look!

Posted on my social media five years ago, this article deserved republishing.

Here is something that has been on my mind and heart since last August.  The concept has proven sound and the lesson has helped me avoid some very bad situations.  I now feel that I should share it for the benefit of anyone who sees it.

My great-grandfather Pierson agonized.  The world was in a depression, and he was desperate to support his family.  A rich man had made a very handsome monetary offer.  He could do one simple task and never again worry about his children’s future.  Could he accept the deal?  Was his family’s financial security worth the favor the rich man asked?  After what felt like eons, Pierson made his decision.  He said “no.”  He would not perform the abortion for the rich man’s daughter.

Ever since, he gave this instruction to his children and grandchildren.  My dad passed it to me: “If you know the right thing to do, don’t think about it.  Do it.”  To tarry will bring a leaden burden of grief to your shoulders.

Security, getting the upper-hand, avoiding conflict, waiting till later, fitting in, and looking the other way may be very beneficial to you.  Still, all is subject to law.  Actions are subordinate to God’s laws, laws of right and wrong, the law of the land, and the simple rules of etiquette.

When you know the right thing to do, don’t think.  Do it.  It will save you from unnecessary drama, heartache, guilt, regret, and worlds of hurt.  Dedicate yourself to what is right, and it will not fail you.

“Do not be wise in your own eyes; fear the LORD and turn away from evil.  It will be healing to your body and refreshment to your bones.” Proverbs 3:7 & 8

“Better is a little with righteousness than great income with injustice.”  Proverbs 16:8


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