(Proverbs 27:8 KJV) As a bird that wandereth from her nest, so is a man that wandereth from his place.
A “man” (376) that “wanders” (5074) brings to my mind what I do when I am killing time in a mall waiting for my wife or some other shopper. I can do a mall in about fifteen minutes or a bit more if it is a big mall. If I know I have time to kill I will amble along with no goal in mind and move toward anything that grabs my attention. Sometimes it doesn’t take much. I get nothing done and always run the risk of buying something I really don’t need.
Occasionally wandering in a mall is not the end of the world. Living a life this way is bird-brained. We all have responsibility to someone or something. Think of the duty that goes both ways in life: Parents and children, employees and employers, neighbors, citizens and government, church. If you can’t find anything else there are many small churches out there that need you to step up to the plate.
So? Are you ambling through life today? Is that simply because you are refusing to accept responsibility or listen to the calls on your life? God is calling. Listen, think, pray, act.