Making Wise Choices

In Genesis 4, we see the example of Cain. Unable to control his anger, he killed his brother. With the decision to act outside the law of God, Cain sealed his fate forever. God punished him, saying, “A fugitive and a vagabond you shall be on the earth.”

Dear friend, the importance of choices cannot be overestimated. If you want to know what you’ll be like in the future, check out the choices you’re making today. What you’re doing now, so you will be then. It’s something of a riddle.

Over time your choices change . . . for the better, I hope! The choices you make right now will determine whether you fulfill God’s design for your life. Whatever you’re dealing with right this minute, in the next hour, tomorrow, or for a lifetime, make positive decisions to love, honor, and serve the Lord. Make the choices that will alter your world and the lives of others in positive ways.

RESPOND

Lord, every time I turn around I have to make decisions. Should I get up early tomorrow? Should I eat this or that? Should I discipline my child for that behavior? Should I buy this? Should I volunteer for this project? Please give me guidance so I will choose Your path and do Your will. Amen.

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REFLECT

What is one choice I will make today that will change my future for the better?

REMEMBER

If you want to know what you’ll be like in the future, check out the choices you’re making today. What you’re doing now, so you will be then.


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Jim and Elizabeth George

Jim and Elizabeth George are bestselling authors and national speakers dedicated to helping people live a life after God’s own heart. Together, they have written over 150 books with more than 14 million copies sold around the world. For over 35 years, the teachings and steadfast example of Elizabeth and Jim have helped countless men and women:

  • Simplify life by focusing on God’s priorities.
  • Appreciate God’s Word and apply it to everyday situations.
  • Respond to circumstances with confidence by seeing yourself through God’s loving eyes.
  • Increase closeness in marriage by serving and honoring each other.
  • Powerfully shape the hearts of children and teenagers.
  • Enjoy greater intimacy with God.

Learn more about Jim and Elizabeth George here.

Jim and Elizabeth George

Jim and Elizabeth George are bestselling authors and national speakers dedicated to helping people live a life after God’s own heart. Together, they have written over 150 books with more than 14 million copies sold around the world. For over 35 years, the teachings and steadfast example of Elizabeth and Jim have helped countless men and women:

  • Simplify life by focusing on God’s priorities.
  • Appreciate God’s Word and apply it to everyday situations.
  • Respond to circumstances with confidence by seeing yourself through God’s loving eyes.
  • Increase closeness in marriage by serving and honoring each other.
  • Powerfully shape the hearts of children and teenagers.
  • Enjoy greater intimacy with God.

Learn more about Jim and Elizabeth George here.


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