Have you ever made a bad choice?
I feel like my friends with kids are always challenging them to make wise or good choices. I love it when the kids understand the concept and then challenge their own parents with the same advice. My friend Chad wrote something on his hand at work in order to remember to pay a bill when he returned home. Jack, his three year-old son, was quick to point out that “Daddy made a bad choice!”
Getting a perm in 1992 when I was in 3rd grade was excusable. However, getting a perm in 2002 when I was 21 was what we will call NOT a good choice.
You choose your friends, your hobbies, your attitude, your college, your major, how to dress, how to decorate, what you say, and how to spend your time. And for obvious reasons, some choices hold a lot more weight than others. Have you ever made a bad choice and had your parents ask you WHY you made such a choice? Have you ever answered that question with an “I don’t know”? That’s a big deal because our choices indicate a lot about who we are.
How you choose to fill your day is how you live your life. Your choices matter – and the choices that you make give us a direct insight into your character.
You will have countless voices to listen to in your lifetime when it comes to making choices. WHO you listen to makes all the difference.
Last week we covered making big decisions, but this week I want to talk about some specific choices that we all make every day.
How we respond to challenges/trials.
How we spend our time.
How we spend our talent.
And how we spend our treasure.
I believe that how we respond to these questions will tell us a lot about our hearts and our character. I hope you’ll stop by every day and jump in on the conversation.
“I call Heaven and Earth to witness against you today: I place before you Life and Death, Blessing and Curse. Choose life so that you and your children will live. And love God, your God, listening obediently to him, firmly embracing him. Oh yes, he is life itself, a long life settled on the soil that God, your God, promised to give your ancestors, Abraham, Isaac, and Jacob.” Deuteronomy 30:19-20, The Message