Making the right decisions today changes your eternity


One of the biggest heartbreaks in ministry is to watch people living their lives in a direction that is not going to get them where they want to go. It is going to end in a bad place.

I’ve seen it happen again and again and again. I suspect you have, too. Our hearts are broken as we watch it happen, and it can feel so helpless because there’s really nothing we can do about it because everybody gets to make their own decisions.

Sometimes, people don’t care or at least they don’t pay attention to where the path they are on is leading. They want to do their own thing. They intend to go their own way, and we all get to make that choice for ourselves.

But that doesn’t mean the people who love us and care about us don’t grieve over our poor decisions. And it certainly doesn’t mean that our father in heaven, who loves us unconditionally and who wants the absolute best for us, isn’t heartbroken over the poor choices we make.

Whenever we get lost while driving, we can turn around, and within a few minutes or a few hours, we can get back on track and be back on the right road again. It might take awhile, but we can fully recover in a fairly short amount of time.

But in life, there are no quick fixes. You have just one life to live. This is not a dress rehearsal. You get one chance to get it right.

Are you pleased about the direction of your life today? The good news is that you can decide right now that you are going to change your direction. And as a result of changing your direction, you can change your life. The right decisions today can ultimately change your eternity.

It has been said the best way to predict your future is by paying attention to where you’re headed in the present. May I ask, where are you headed spiritually, relationally, morally, professionally, etc.? Are you building your life on a foundation that will last?

We are all headed somewhere in life. If you’ve lived your life in the right direction, which I believe means following Jesus, not only will you end up somewhere on purpose, you will end up somewhere with a purpose.

That is a principle you can build your life upon. Your direction in life will ultimately determine your destination. Choose wisely.

Steve Greene is the lead pastor of The Point in Seymour. Read his blog at or email him at [email protected]. Send comments to [email protected].

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