DAY 309 OF 365 IN 2021
WHAT HAVE YOU DECIDED TO DO?
Luke 16:3-4 The manager said to himself, ‘What shall I do now? My master is taking away my job. I’m not strong enough to dig, and I’m ashamed to beg— I know what I’ll do so that, when I lose my job here, people will welcome me into their houses.’
The outcome of every careful consideration is often a firm resolve to carry out a specific set of actions. The manager in today’s Gospel has very many sides, a part of his persona needed reprimanding because he was mischievous when he realised he was about to be dismissed from his post.
However, with that same consideration, he made an assessment that each of us can also aim to make because it granted him the resolve to take the decision he did. He said “I am not strong enough to dig and I am too ashamed to beg. On this assessment, I know what I must do before I am dismissed”.
So our questions for pondering is “what have you decided to do? And what has being an influence in coming to that resolve?
Often we ignore the place of what we are able to do or not, we ignore the thorough assessment of our strengths and gifts, only pausing for a quick reflection when we are nearly in trouble. The factors considered by the manager should be things we take into account each step of the way in our life’s journey. We ought to be aware of what capabilities we have and how they will serve us going forward.