I don’t know that I have joked much in this blog, but during the day I am joking constantly. One person has said that joking is an adult defense mechanism. Another person told me after I didn’t accept a compliment, “Deflect, deflect, deflect.” I am going to try and cut down on the jokes for a while. And if compliments come my way I will accept them. Perhaps I can have a whole conversation with someone without joking?
(My apologies for not giving credit to those I have learned from who have written on this).
We don’t control anything in life, except our decisions.
The Past is unchangeable,
The Future, we can prepare for, but not control,
And the Present we know incompletely, and what we do know can be distorted.
And, the only decisions you and I can control are those we are making right now.
Past decisions have made us who we are today,
Future decisions will either be made by us when the future becomes now,
or those future decisions will be made by others if we can’t make them.
What you are deciding right now is in your control and it is all you control.
But it is the birthplace of Hope.
The negative past can’t stop us. It can inform our decision and influence our decision but cannot dictate our decision. We are free to change.
The positive past does not guarantee a positive decision. Again, it can inform and influence our decision, but we are free to fail.
The present decision opportunity is the key to using the past to make the future better.
And, the future can be changed radically by one decision.
The most radically changing decision I have ever made is to follow Jesus.
When I follow Jesus I feel more alive than I have ever felt. He gives me purpose and significance. He provides for my needs. He loves me. My love for him is shown by the way I treat the people he has made… and died for. He died for you because he loves you too. And you are just one decision away from knowing his love for you. Please decide to love him back right now. It’s the only chance you have.