Little Decisions, Big Consequences

What was the first thing you did this morning? How about the second? The third? Did you have a thought or make a decision you wish you hadn’t? (FYI, donuts are always a good decision.)

Here’s the reason I’m asking: every decision you made this morning will affect tomorrow. And next week. And next year. Actually, it could affect your entire life.

Decisions lead to habits. Habits lead to lifestyle. And our lifestyle alters where we’re headed in life.

Here’s a real-life example.

One day, a king decided he would stay home from a battle.

No big deal, right? Then, he decided to take a walk. (Who doesn’t like to take a walk every once in awhile?)

On his walk, he saw a woman taking a bath on her roof. He could have looked away. He could have, but he didn’t. He kept looking. She was beautiful, and he made the decision to send her a note from the palace.

One thing led to another, and the “another” was King David and Bathsheba sleeping together. (Read the whole story in 2 Samuel 11.)

It all started with one decision. David’s “little” decisions led to a giant mess! Multiple people actually died because David stayed home, took a walk, and didn’t look away.

Small decisions can lead to big consequences.

We all know people who have made one small decision to look at something, think something, say something . . . and it changed their lives forever. Those decisions lead down a road they wouldn’t have chosen all at once, but they did choose, one decision at a time.

Where do you want to go in life? Who do you want to become? Those are the questions you want to ask and answer. They’ll inform your decisions. Every decision you make today will influence your tomorrows.

And when you need wisdom about what decisions to make? Ask for it.

If any of you lacks wisdom, let him ask God, who gives generously to all without reproach, and it will be given him (James 1:5).

We have a heavenly Father who loves us and wants us to ask for wisdom in our daily decisions. Decisions that can alter the course of your life.

  • What’s a decision you’ve made that was hard to make but rewarding in the end?
  • What’s just one “small” action or habit you can begin to work on today that could alter your future?

Make a good decision, right now. Leave me a comment with your answers to these questions in the comment section below.


About Author

Beecher Proch calls the Hill Country of Texas home. When he’s not writing, performing with his three siblings in their band, or attempting to get a smile out of someone, you’ll probably find him working on a new entrepreneurial venture. Beecher is passionate about influencing the world for Christ’s Kingdom through stories, be that blogging, writing meaningful music, or going about it the old-fashioned way and taking a pen to the page.

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