We have repeatedly made the point that the quality of our lives is usually a reflection of our decisions and sometimes the decisions of others and our reactions to them. Today I want to invite you to consider the process by which you make the decisions in your life.
You may have heard about folks who started coming to church, praying and seeking God’s face when they had the need to choose a life partner. Somehow, we have come to believe some decisions are more important than others. So the choice of who to marry is more important than what we choose to wear. The choice of a career path is more important than the choice of which bus we board. Maybe we are right to think so.
Some decisions obviously have greater impact on our lives but if you think deeply about those little decisions, you will find that they have tremendous cumulative effect on our lives too.
I love soft drinks. Recently, a colleague at my office advised me to have water for lunch instead of a bottle of coke. I agreed to try it for a week and it is amazing to realize that such little change reflected in my finances. I saved more and had more money to do some other important things.
Do you know that you may not get a job simply because of the kind of dress you chose to wear? Do you know people have been kidnapped via the bus they chose to board? My point is these seemingly little decisions count, A LOT.
Scripture says that children of God are led by His Spirit. How often do we limit this leading to just the big decisions. We are called to live in and keep in step with the Spirit. I love how the The Message puts Galatians 5:25 and I will close with this: “Since this is the kind of life we have chosen, the life of the Spirit, let us make sure that we do not just hold it as an idea in our heads or a sentiment in our hearts, but work out its implications in EVERY DETAIL of our lives.”
Have you had any experience that made you realize that your little decisions count? What principles guide your everyday choices? Please join the conversation. Leave a comment.
I call you blessed!