Every day, every hour, we are presented with choices.
Some decisions are small and insignificant, such as what kind of latte you’ll have for the morning. Others have the power to change the course of your life forever, such as deciding to take a job in another city. Each choice offers a new path, a separate destiny.
Then there are choices we make each day that do not initially appear to be significant−but make no mistake−these are choices that significantly change the direction of our lives. Too many times, we encounter these choices and don’t consider how they will impact our future. These are:
Everyday decisions that shape your destiny.
They seem so simple, these decisions. No brainers, you might say, but they aren’t… they can shape your destiny. We dance right over them and never look back. We skip and hop from choice to choice and suddenly, we are miles away from the place we envisioned for our life. We are left chasing a dream that is fading away like a vapor in the wind, and all too soon, it’s just a memory.
Everyday decisions that shine a light on who we really are.
When we encounter these decisions and choose hastily−without a thought− we find our objectives are off-target. We forget the home that gave us the base for lift-off to the place we hope to be one day. The trajectory of our life’s purpose vacillates. All too often, we find that we have chosen the easy path and “gone with the flow.” Like cattle, we’ve been herded to a place that is not our own.
Everyday decisions that leave us afraid to speak out
and be the unique individuals that Christ died for us to be.
The world is going faster and faster. Can’t you feel it, too? But even in that, we have a choice. We can choose to run along to keep up with the crowd. We can stay on the hamster wheel getting nowhere. Or we can slow down and be aware of the everyday choices that are presented to us. We can choose to open our eyes and see each one so we can choose careful.
We can choose to remember who we are.
We can choose to remember Whose we really are.
If we slow down, we will be less likely to miss one of God’s directional road signs along the way. We can choose to be still so we can hear what God is speaking:
“And your ears will hear a word behind you, saying,
This is the way; walk in it, when you turn to the right hand and when you turn to the left.”
If you are still with me, you might be asking,
“What are these decisions?”
If so, I’m so glad you asked! I’m starting a blog series that will be taking a closer look at these decisions so we can see how seemingly small decisions can shape our destiny. I want to slow down myself and think about these quick but important decisions.
God is calling you to a unique road planned in advance for you.
He has a special purpose and journey that He has prepared with you in mind. Don’t miss it!
I call heaven and earth to witness this day against you that I have set before you life and death, the blessings and the curses; therefore choose life, that you and your descendants may live.
Join me for the next few weeks as we look at Everyday Decisions that Shape Our Destiny. Would you mind sharing this post with anyone who would be interested coming along for the blog study? If you have any comments, I’d love to hear them, too. Just leave a comment below. Thanks so much,