Today’s Decisions Write Tomorrow’s Stories

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“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

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

   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?

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