In the Book of Haggai, the Lord spoke to the then governor of Judah and the high priest through the prophet Haggai: “Give careful thought to your ways.” (Haggai 1:5). The same instruction is repeated in Haggai 1:7, “Give careful thought to your ways.”
Throughout the bible, God cautions His people to ponder and reflect upon our words and actions, such as in Proverbs 4:26. It is also important to note that God also specifically mentions about focusing on the road ahead and not to be distracted whilst we are pursuing our goals. It is biblical to be intentional, to plan and to be focused. In the busyness of our lives, we may plan with the best of intentions but we get sidetracked and in the end, we lost track. If any part of our lives seems like a mess, it is time for us to “give careful thought to our ways.” In our ways, have we been honouring God, as we should? In our ways, did we seek God and conscientiously ensure that we are not straying?