Proverbs 24:30-34 tells a story of a man passing by a vineyard owned by a slacker who lacked sense and judgement. His vineyard was over grown and in great disrepair. When I read this story, I can’t help but think of myself and the way I handled my life for a number of years. It was easier to not look at the decay that was going on around me than to face the truth of my situation.
This story shows us truth and helps us to gain understanding about how easy it is to allow ourselves to fall into a trap of: “Maybe tomorrow I will work on……,” or, as the Scripture puts it: “…a little sleep, a little slumber, a little folding of the hands to rest….” Before you know it you find yourself wondering, “How did I get here?”
It is easy for me to look back on my life and see with clarity where I started going off track. As they say, hind-sight is 20/20. Hind-sight does not and will not fix where I am today, but I do have the opportunity on this day to awaken from my slumber and get to work on renewing and restoring my life. God has given us a blueprint for returning to Him and how to break free from those things that held us captive—by feeding on His word and by renewing our minds.