Thoughtful – Taking a beat to stop and think through the impact of our actions, words or plans is evidence of good judgement, because there is a way that seems right on the surface, but unchecked by wisdom, leads to destructive outcomes. A second thought before speaking or reacting takes only a moment but may save more time than you have for damage control or reconciliation. Be very careful then how you live, not as unwise, but as wise, making the most of every opportunity because the days are evil. Therefore, don’t be foolish, take a beat to understand what the Lord’s will is before you act. (see Eph. 5:15-17 italics added by author).