Making Wise Decisions
Galatians 6:7 - Be not deceived; God is not mocked: for whatsoever a man soweth, that shall he also reap.
God’s Word: is clear that we reap what we sow. Every act, every choice we make, at any age, has consequences.
Little things matter: The importance of seemingly minor choices, decisions, and habits—things that on the face of it may appear to be insignificant. Those “little things” include such choices as what time we go to bed at night and get up in the morning; what we eat, when, and how much; how we respond to irritating people or circumstances; how we spend our “free time, how we spend our money . . . and on and on.
Choices and Actions: Every act, every choice, sows a seed. And it will reap a harvest. The challenging thing is that the harvest isn’t usually immediate. In the long run, we all have planted a lot of seeds in our earlier years. By God’s grace and thanks to the influence and guidance of wise parents, We must have planted a lot of good seeds, the results of which have become more apparent now or in recent years. But We also must have planted some unhealthy seeds and now wrestling with some of the consequences of those choices. We learn that even choices and actions that seem trivial have consequences, and easily become habits. Of course, this can work both ways, for good and for bad.
A Reminder: Bad habits are easy to make and fall into, but not so easy to break. Good habits are harder to make, but have enduring value through the course of a lifetime. We are what we have been becoming. And we will be down the road what we are becoming now.
The Good News: Even if you’re older and have made choices you regret, there’s hope! That’s what Grace is for. That’s what the cross is about—the only means by which the losses occasioned by our sin can be redeemed and we can be made “new creatures.” By the power of the Holy Spirit, those bad habits can be broken and we can walk in a way that is pleasing to God.
Questions: What seeds do you regret sowing when you were younger? What choices are you making today that could become a pattern you will regret further down the road? How can you start fresh today, by God’s grace, and make choices that will produce good fruit for His glory? - Comment below.
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