<<urgency, rush>>

Quick, rash verbal statements and decisions lead to regret and poverty (Jdg 11:30-40; Prov 21:5).        

Don’t act without adequate planning, especially in the major life changing decisions. Take time to think, analysing the facts, praying and discussing with wise Christians to reduce the likelihood of wrong choices with their accompanying, often regrettable, consequences. Satan would like us to act

Act with wisdom and caution

impulsively using our own reasoning and ability, catering to the lusts of our sinful nature. Hasty decisions and actions can be hazardous to our career, friendships, goals and sometimes even physical well-being. Wisdom and patience are necessary to hold steady while in humility asking, ‘Lord, show me’, then “Doing whatever He says” as circumstances indicate, without undue delay (Lk 19:5,6; Jn 2:5). 

See also: consequences, patience, regret, speech.