Think Ahead

24 Oct

History merely repeats itself. It has all been done before. Nothing under the sun is truly new. Ecclesiastes 1:9 (NLT)

Can that really be true? Well, if it says so in God’s Word, we can be confident that it is. Girls and women today may not realize it, but they have a lot in common with their mothers, grandmothers, great grandmothers, etc. Culture and fashions may have drastically changed through the years, but the world in which we live hasn’t. Ever since sin entered the world, women have become targets of all kinds of abuse. It is true, however, that the deceptions and dangers that threaten women today seem much more depraved and widespread than in recent generations—all the more reason for today’s women to take every precaution to ensure their safety. Risky behavior is no longer worth it. The negative consequences are too terrible to even contemplate.

So, do you take your safety (online and off) seriously? God sees you as a treasure, and so do we! Make sure you are putting yourself in the best situations possible. The stakes today are too high not to think ahead.

Before you choose to do something, like post information/pictures online or go somewhere alone, consider if it could somehow put you at risk (now or later). Ask God to give you wisdom with each situation you face. Then make the best choice you can, taking your future into account. We cannot foresee every danger ahead, but by being intentional about the situations we put ourselves in, we drastically reduce the chances of experiencing harm. Live life fully, but be intentional. Taking a moment to think through a situation first could make all the difference!

Love,

Barbara

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