Life’s accomplishments based on making good decisions

The decisions we make today determine the stories we tell about our lives tomorrow. Decisions matter so much.

In fact, who you are today is a direct result of the decisions made in the past. Who you become tomorrow and what you will be able to accomplish will be a direct result of the decisions you make today.

Let’s be honest, we have all made some decisions that we regret. How can you avoid those bad decisions in the future? How can you make wise choices today? Wouldn’t it be nice, whenever you have a major decision to make, if you could have some divine direction?

Life today is so full of choices. I am convinced there are more choices to make today than ever before. There are so many options on just about everything. The “Netflix Generation” is finding that it is very difficult to make a decision.

Of course, we are talking about issues that are far more significant than what to watch on television, but the fear of making an imperfect decision is causing some to want to make no decision at all. In some instances, no decision may be worse than making an imperfect decision.

When it comes to determining God’s will, have you ever considered that God may care more who you are than he cares about what you do?

For instance, First Thessalonians 4:3 tells us God’s will for our lives: “It is God’s will that you should be sanctified.” The word sanctified means to be set apart. God’s will is for us to be holy. We are called to be like Jesus. That is God’s goal for all of us.

People get freaked out when they hear the word holy. They are always ready to admit that they are not just like Jesus.

The truth is we will never arrive here on this earth. We will never be 100 percent like Jesus in this lifetime, but we can keep moving in the right direction. It is about growing more and more in the likeness and image of Jesus.

Think of holiness in terms of a golf shot. A hole-in-one is a great accomplishment that only a few golfers ever achieve. Here is the thing to remember: It is not a hole-in-one until it is in the hole. But to get a hole-in-one, the ball will be constantly heading toward the hole, moving in the right direction with the proper trajectory. But it is not a hole-in-one until it is in the hole.

More next time…

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