Weekly Word (video): Have you thought about the long term effects of your decisions?
Watch this 4 minute video from the lead singer of Casting Crowns and this week’s word from Authentic Christian Living:
People never crumble in a day. It is always a slow fade. Think about your decisions and surround yourself with good Godly friends that will help you and challenge you to live more authentically in Christ. Let them into your life and help them with theirs.
At the end of today’s article is the music video for the Casting Crowns song Slow Fade. I really like how it shows not only the negative outcomes of our decisions but also how it rewinds those events at the end of the video to show how making one small decision can have such a big improvement in the outcome. It also makes me thankful for some really great people in my life, both work and personal, that have made the very difficult decision to step out and ask me difficult questions at pivotal times.
The good news is our lives, our marriages and our friendships can be rebuilt through repentance, forgiveness and grace.
Our lives may not be easy. The good news is that God will give you strength if you choose to follow Him fully. He created us and knows what will ultimately bring us joy. His ways and His timing are not ours. His ways are not what the world tells us will bring us happiness. Jesus came to set us free from this world and He bridged the gap so that we can have a personal connection with father God. He will help you in your choices, both big and small, if you let Him.
You can learn to lead in your family. You can choose to make the right decision in that deal at work. You can change your decision to divorce your spouse. You can reconcile with your ex-husband/wife/children/father/mother. You can forgive, especially where there is repentance and change. You can decide to not take that trip with the “boys” that might lead to bad choices. You can decide to cut off contact with any inappropriate relationships. You can decide to not take advice from those that live selfishly and give advice that contradicts with biblical teachings.
You can decide to take the intentional time to begin reaching out and meet new friends that will support you in good decisions. You can decide to read what the Bible says on topics in your life. You can take two minutes to think about those in your life and pick the one person that may need a good influence in their life and be that person for them.
You decide. What will you decide today? Will you follow God’s prompting and listen to His Word?
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