How Your Choices Define You! Part Two
“If any of you lacks wisdom, let him ask God, who gives generously to all without reproach, and it will be given him.” James 1:5
One decision can change your life because it sets off a chain reaction of other decisions. So making one small decision can change your life. For example, if you decide to get up early in the morning and go for a walk, you might start feeling more energetic and be more productive during the day. Or, if you decide to eat healthier foods, you might start losing weight and feeling better overall. So just making one small change can have a big impact on your life!
If someone you choose to stay in bed instead of going to work, they’ll probably miss work and get fired. That one decision can lead to becoming homeless and unemployed. I remember a story of a young man who had a dream job at a technology company but loved his bed more than work. One day he chooses to stay in bed instead of going to work. Despite warnings from his friends, the young continued to stay in bed and play video games instead of going to work.
Proverbs 26:14-15 says, “As a door turns on its hinges, so does a sluggard on his bed. The sluggard buries his hand in the dish; it wears him out to bring it back to his mouth.”
His manager has been calling and messaging him, but he’s been ignoring all of them because that is the right decision in his world. And now, it had been three days since he had last shown up for work. His boss tried to call him, but he hadn’t been picking up. Finally, on the third day, his boss left a voicemail saying he had been fired. This one decision led to a life of hardship and struggle. He was homeless and unemployed for two years before he regained the ability to make a better living. It was all because of that one decision he had made.
John’s story is a reminder that our choices shape our lives. If he had made a different decision before being fired, he could be living a very different life today. So often, it’s easy to forget that our smallest decisions can have the biggest impacts on our lives. We must always be mindful of our choices because they will determine our future. I pray that your choice in life will not lead you to the wrong path in Jesus’ name. Amen. James 4:17 says, “If anyone knows the good they ought to do and doesn’t do it, it is a sin for them.”
1. Oh Lord, give me the wisdom to make the right decision to lead me toward my destiny.
2. Holy Spirit grants me the courage to follow your will and walk in the way of righteousness. Let me know how to live a good life according to the word of God in Jesus’ name. Amen.