What you do matters…
I’ve always thought there was something so cool about the concept of a baby mobile! I remember getting one for each of my children when they were babies. I was fascinated by how you could push on one small part of the mobile, and the whole mobile would begin to move in circles.
And though this is fun to watch, I wouldn’t want to be one of those rabbits on that mobile who have go round and round on there because someone decided to move just a small part of that mobile.
This reminds me of what can happen in life when we as Christians make wrong choices to hold onto addictions, bad choices or wrong entanglements.
It’s so easy for us to forget that the decisions’ and actions’ we’re choosing today, can have such a strong impact in our families and those who are closest to us. (Whether good or bad!) You see, just like when a small part of this mobile is moved, that movement affects the whole mobile because that’s the way it was designed.
When we as parents, make wrong and unhealthy unbiblical decisions, we need to really count the cost first. Think about the consequences of our decisions and about who that decision eventually affects.
“Well, my decisions are just my decisions and I’m the one who has to live with my consequences.”
Not necessarily true.
I’ve heard it said that one person, like a president, may have the power to launch a nuclear missile, but that missile will affect everyone it hits.
Because Adam sinned in the garden with his wrong decision, we’ve all have had to experience the fall-out from that moment.
Your decisions REALLY DO affect those around you.
So how do we make WISE decisions?
Proverbs 2:6 says, “For the Lord gives wisdom; from His mouth comes knowledge and understanding.”
Proverbs 3:5-6 says to, “Trust in the Lord with all of your heart and do not lean on your own understanding. In all your ways acknowledge Him, and He will make your paths straight.”
When we seek our Heavenly Father above all else, and don’t rely upon our own understanding, we will begin to make the right decisions for our lives because only He knows what’s best for us.
But what if I have already made a lot of bad decisions and am seeing the affects’ of the the bad decisions I’ve made?
If that’s you, welcome to the club, we all have! 😉
Here’s the good news, the Bible says that when we confess our sins, we will receive mercy.
Proverbs 28:13 – He who covers his sins will not prosper, But whoever confesses and forsakes them will have mercy.
When we confess our bad decisions to Christ, He will forgive us and have mercy upon us.
I’m thankful that our God is such a loving God and has had mercy on me so many times!
But it all begins with us realizing the decisions we make really do matter and choosing to start making decisions based on the wisdom of God’s Word.
To dig into more of what God say’s about how to fix bad decisions, here’s a great resource to study!
Christy Lee Lawson