It is said that an adult is faced with making an average of 30 000 decisions every single day. Some of those may be seemingly insignificant ones, whereas others can mean the difference between a life of direction or a life of aimless wandering.
But what might seem like “small” decisions for some of us, would make a world of difference for others. Deciding what to have for breakfast might feel unimportant to some, but to those who have nothing to eat, it would be an amazing choice to have. To some of us who need to decide which car to use going to work, it might seem boring, but to those who walk miles every day trying to find a job that pays next to nothing, it would be a dream come true. It seems to me that the more we have, the less we tend to realise how blessed we are. And as I travel to many places where people have so few material choices to make, I find that those people seem to be the ones who tend to make the real important decisions. Maybe it’s because they have less things to distract them from what really matters.
What really matters is loving. What really matters is reaching out. What really matters is community. What really matters is sacrificing my comfort to take care of the needs of others. We can make a million decisions every single day, but if we fail to choose to do these, we will always feel unfulfilled. God has created each and every one of us in His image. That doesn’t mean we look like Him, it means we intrinsically have, buried in us, His “DNA”. Those characteristics only truly reveal themselves when we choose to remove the sinful muck in our hearts that suppress it. And the only way that happens is by repenting, asking Jesus to be our Lord and Saviour, making a 180 degree turn and walking in His light.
When we do that, we will still need to make decisions, but then, the correct ones will be “lit up”. And when we choose to walk in the light, our path will be purposeful and the years of wandering will be a thing of the past.
Have an amazing day!