Why is it so hard to make decisions, let alone good decisions? Most of our time is spent making decisions.
Can I hit the snooze alarm and still make it to work on time? Can I hit the snooze alarm again and still make it to work on time? Do I need a shower? What do I want to wear? What will I eat for breakfast? If I climb back in bed for a few minutes can I still make it to work on time?
It’s one thing to make meaningless decisions that affect virtually no one but yourself, but some decisions are far reaching…life changing…and they can affect hundreds of people. How do we handle those?
11 Teach me your ways, O Lord,
that I may live according to your truth!
Grant me purity of heart,
so that I may honor you.
12 With all my heart I will praise you, O Lord my God.
I will give glory to your name forever,
13 for your love for me is very great.
You have rescued me from the depths of death.
When we enter into decisions with a pure heart, seeking the Lord’s guidance, and praise our God no matter the outcome, we can be confident in our decision. My prayer today is for both you and me…that we may honor God with our choices, that we may be rely on God’s wisdom, and be confident of his love and guidance in our lives.
I’ll be teaching Bible class, and preaching in Wheeler, TX this weekend. If you’re anywhere near the panhandle region, come on out and say hi!
I have to be honest, I got the inspiration for today’s post from The Daily Post, but it’s something that has been on my mind quite a lot lately…the lyrics to one of my favorite Willie Nelson songs.
It’s been so long now but it seems now,
That it was only yesterday.
Gee, ain’t it funny how time slips away?
The idea of time slipping away has been front and center. My oldest daughter recently turned four. My youngest turns two on Saturday.
I’ve been thinking a lot lately about “should have done” and “what if’s” and how life would have turned out if some different choices had been made along the way.
Every so often I look around and wonder where the time went, only to feel lost as to where my time should go. Click to Tweet
We try so hard to plan out our lives, to control our own destiny, to organize everything just so…but then I remember the words of James.
James 4:14 – How do you know what your life will be like tomorrow? Your life is like the morning fog—it’s here a little while, then it’s gone.
And as I have seen friends this week deal with the tragic loss of their loved one that was taken from this life far too soon, I’m reminded that we really have to make the most of every opportunity we have because we really don’t have time to waste.
So hug your loved ones a little tighter, treat others a little kinder, and don’t waste your time worrying about the things you can’t change.
Because before you know it, your time will be gone.