The fear of the LORD is the beginning of knowledge [Proverbs 1:7a NIV]
Start with God – the first step in learning is bowing down to God [Proverbs 1:7a The Message]
Anything we do has a start.
Anything we want to do has to have a start.
To get fit. To lose weight. To learn a new language. To become better qualified. Whatever it is for us, the only way it happens is by making a start.
A good start makes all the difference.
To lead well in life we have to start somewhere. As a Christian I can place my focus on any number of good practices ~ reading my Bible, praying every day, listening for Gods voice, connecting with others, enjoying some time in worship.
To lead well in life we have to start at the right somewhere.
Know our place. Know our position. Know our purpose.
This verse is a simple reminder to me that to lead well in life is to start with God.
To know my place is to remember that I am not God, and that He is. It is to honour Him and to ‘bow down’ before Him. It is to be humble before God.
To know my position is to walk with God, to be led by the Holy Spirit, listening out for His voice and being continually in conversation with Him about all life brings.
To know my purpose flows from these. As I honour God ad walk with Him, my purpose becomes clearer and my life naturally becomes about the things of God, not my own selfish ambitions.
Start well. Run well. Finish well.
Leading like this will cause others to follow.
Why not take a moment thanking God for who He is in your life? If necessary, make today a new start.