Choose Wisely

How wise our you when making choices? Do you take time to think through the options? Or do you make them quickly without much thought? Do you seek advice? Or do you think you know all you need to know to make the choice?

We make choices every day. Some choices are rather small while others are significant. We choose what time to wake up so we can be to work on time. We choose what we will wear. We choose what we will eat. Daily choices that we don’t often think about much. They have become habitual and routine.

Yet even those small choices have an effect on our lives. If we wake up at a time that only allows us just enough time to get ready and head to work, what happens when we spill our morning coffee and need to clean it up? Unfortunately, it typically means we start thinking we are going to be late and start rushing. What does rushing result in? Too often it results in more mistakes and perhaps a speeding ticket. This is just one simple example of how a small choice can negatively affect our lives, compounding a potential problem.

When we make larger choices with no more thought put into them than setting our alarm, the consequences can be much more impactful. For example, choosing who our friends are can very positive or it can lead us down a path of destruction. I have made some mistakes in my life with friendships that have led me down paths that were destructive. I give God the thanks He deserves for both allowing me to survive those situations and opening my eyes to see the need for change.

What I have discovered as I’ve read God’s Word is to trust in the wise sayings found in Proverbs. If we truly want to make wise choices, choices that will lead to a full and productive life, we will read and heed the wise sayings of Proverbs. Spending time reading, thinking, and meditating on those wise sayings can only lead us to a better life in the here and now.

I pray we all choose to be wise. I pray we spend time reading and pondering the wise sayings of Proverbs. I pray each one of us desire and choose a better life. Trust God’s Word. Read His advice. Seek His wisdom. Make better choices. Live a better life.

Proverbs 30:24-28

“Four things on earth are small,

yet they are extremely wise:

Ants are creatures of little strength,

yet they store up their food in the summer;

hyraxes are creatures of little power,

yet they make their home in the crags;

locusts have no king,

yet they advance together in ranks;

a lizard can be caught with the hand,

yet it is found in kings’ palaces.”

Published by martypressey

Marty is a Pastor, retired Marine and dedicated Christian who has taught adult Bible classes and preached for 20 years. He currently serves as pastor of 3 United Methodist Churches. He believes being well-grounded in the Scriptures is key to living a better life. He brings a layman’s viewpoint to all his classes and sermons, helping others understand how to apply Scripture to their daily lives. When he sees others understand the message of a particular passage, it brings him great joy. He has seen his faith increase exponentially over the years; fully believing God has a plan and is executing it. He feels blessed to be part of that plan.

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