Congratulations Class of 2019!
“God always gives His best to those who leave the choice with him.”– Jim Elliot
Walking through the mens department, I glance through the humid South Tx, summer friendly wardrobe options recently stocked. Short sleeve, button down, collar, polo top, light blue, light orange, t-shirts, so many options, but everything falling short of an invitation. So many options to choose from, and decisions to make. Again I walk out empty handed.
The most indecisive person you have ever met; that would be me. When it comes to making any wardrobe decisions, I rather take Soloman’s advice of Proverbs 3:5 and dare not lean on my own understanding. I prefer to lean on my wife’s understanding for combining colors and styles. Fortunately for me, she makes better decisions in that regard.
However, wardrobe decisions are on the opposite end of the spectrum of decision making that impact our livelihood. Daily we make decisions as we witness yesterdays decisions determine today’s reality. Wether it was the correct one or not, we do not always know. We soon learn we cannot undo in the process. Therefore, causing decisions to be riddled with anxiety, panic and fear of the unknown. Somehow confidently knowing nothing escapes God’s sovereignty and is still in control of our destiny.
“The earth is the Lord’s, and the fulness thereof; the world, and they that dwell therein.”Psalms 24:1 KJV
Every decision we make, dictates tomorrow’s fruit like a seed strategically planted unaware of the growth it will bear. The consequences do not lean favoring anyone’s best interest. Unfortunately, our choices are irreversible and create a higher tier of importance.
Class of 2019, you are in closing of another chapter in your life, however, remember you are not quite finished writing the book. The following chapters are blank pages awaiting the authors illustrative dreams, desires and decisions to transpire. The decisions you make going forward, determine the progression of the story.
Prologues are written, followed by blank pages and legacies at their peak of a new beginning. Your future hinges on your ability to make a series of quick, calculated and uncalculated decisions. No decision comes with a guaranteed second chance. They are irreversible and stamp a definitive good or bad consequence in your life. Some decisions may be life changing, others temporary, nevertheless, coexisting in the following pages.
The Word of God unveils the inevitable fact of decision making and the results thereof.
“Enter through the narrow gate. For wide is the gate and broad is the road that leads to destruction, and many enter through it. But small is the gate and narrow the road that leads to life, and only a few find it.”Matthew 7:13-14 KJV
Decisions await your arrival and the choice is yours. You have no limits other than the ones you select. Seek God and search for His sovereign guidance and will. His direction has no flaw until we decide to input our own detours and pit-stops. I can guarantee; if it existed, God’s worst plans for us would still be an infinite amount of times better than the absolute best plans we could ever ponder for ourselves. Build good decisions on top of good decisions and observe how God stabilizes it all in your life when you build on cemented faith.
“Therefore everyone who hears these words of mine and puts them into practice is like a wise man who built his house on the rock. The rain came down, the streams rose, and the winds blew and beat against that house; yet it did not fall, because it had its foundation on the rock.”Matthew 7:24-25 NIV
Life’s every decision impacts our lives and our future as insignificant as it may seem. Everyone faces the decisions that we would like to have back and re-do sooner or later. Unfortunately re-do’s, are hard to come by and most of our decisions are permanently engraved in the pages of our book we continuously author. If we are fortunate enough to re-do, nothing is erased and all is recorded in our book.
How will you decide to finalize your epilogue?