Mark Twain said that, "The secret to getting ahead is getting started." There are times when we may be focused on getting ahead in life. Even though getting ahead may seem like a good idea or the popular idea, we need to be aware of the costs!
As we consider our journeys, we need to be aware of the consequences of our choices. Sometimes, what may seem like "getting ahead" leads down an undesirable path. The Psalmist reminds us that it is better to be God's doorkeeper than to get ahead in ways that are not God's way. When we are looking to "get ahead," getting started is important. However, it is even more important to be sure we are getting started in the way of the Lord and are staying near to Him, no matter what that "job" may be!
When you are looking to get ahead, be sure you are looking to God and are staying in His courts!
Thank You for allowing me to be in Your presence. Help me to always be satisfied with the ways that You show me. Through Jesus I pray, amen.