Today's Choices have Consequences. FC Weekends 003

Our Choices Today Determine Our Life Tomorrow

When we think about the choices we make or the decisions we have in life, most of the time, we think about the biggies...

About our career, a move, marriage, you know the biggies.

But I want to suggest that the choices and decisions that are most important are the small ones.

The small decisions we make day to day become habits and they are either good habits or bad ones. If we start making good choices early in life, then the habits we build are positive, but the opposite is also true. For most of us who are struggling on our health journey, our poor choices have brought us to where we are today.

Our little decisions will determine our bigger decisions. If we choose to not lie, cheat or steal early in life, then we won’t choose to cheat on our taxes or steal on the job.

19 This day I call the heavens and the earth as witnesses against you that I have set before you life and death, blessings and curses. Now choose life, so that you and your children may live 20 and that you may love the LORD your God, listen to his voice, and hold fast to him. Deuteronomy 30:19-20

Let’s talk about making good choices...

  1. Good choices start with God.
    • Now realize that many choices we are simple and easy to make.
    • Bigger choices, we ask God for guidance. Some choices are easy others are much more complex. Sometimes we have a choice between good choices...
  2. Identify the options.
  3. Research the options.
  4. Reflect on the choices before you.
    • List the pros and cons.
    • Get advice.
    • Ask God and listen.
  5. Make a decision.
  6. Take action.

Now those steps work great. And for bigger decisions it is a clear process, but what about the no-brainers.

For instance, my area of life focus in ministry to others is unhealthy living which affects us spiritually, emotionally and physically.

Most of us don’t want to go through the above process when were considering stopping for fast food or a snack. When we as hurting and stressed out individual are used to turning to food or drugs or alcohol to cope or cover our pain, we do not want to stop and go through a rational process that leads us to a conclusion that deals with pain or stress rather than numb pain or stress.

What do I do? #1 I start with God.

Now understand something...when I’m not in an emotional or even stress filled state that is when I go through my 7 steps above and formulate a plan. But when I’m in the heat of the moment...

  1. Turn to God

  2. Remember my journey.

  3. Ask for help.

  4. Choose to stay on track.

19 This day I call the heavens and the earth as witnesses against you that I have set before you life and death, blessings and curses. Now choose life, so that you and your children may live 20 and that you may love the LORD your God, listen to his voice, and hold fast to him. Deuteronomy 30:19-20

Now if you find yourself in this cycle of life where you try come to the point of choice and then usually fail...let me know. I’d love to message you about Fit.Church...the reason is that most of us can’t make this change alone. We need support and friends to link with us so that in the heat of the moment we have tools, relationships and options for help.

Comment below and let me know, how you cope!