Most people don’t think about or plan for tomorrow. They are too busy trying to do something that makes themselves look good today. Each of us have been entrusted by God with certain gifts that He expects us to use wisely and for His glory. My Bible reading this morning came from (Proverbs 16:21-22 The wise in heart are called discerning, and gracious words promote instruction. 22. Prudence is a fountain of life to the prudent, but folly brings punishment to fools.) Prudent is a word that seldom used in our society today. Prudent means acting with or showing care and thought for the future. In the Bible, prudent also means being good stewards, or managers of the gifts God has given to each of us. Those gifts include our health, strength, energy, abilities, our bodies, as well as our minds and spirit. Even our material possessions are a gift from God. Just as each one of us has been given a different set of gifts, each of us has been given different levels of ability to manage those gifts. Too many people burn themselves out, constantly using their gifts and abilities in ways that God did not intend them to. Instead of pushing ourselves too hard to please others or reach our own personal goals, we need to listen to God and do what He’s telling us is wise. Trying to impress people and live up to their standards isn’t prudence. Prudence means asking God how He wants you to use your gifts and then obeying. Learn God’s prudence today and put it into practice so you can enjoy your life the way He intended. Pastor Don