Everything that we are today; everything that we are going through; everything that we have accomplished or not are results of choices made, somewhere in our pasts. I've been catching up on a Sermon series by Andy Stanley that asks this simple question, "What is the wise thing for me to do?" Throughout part 1 of the series, that question grows to this, "In light of my past experiences, my current circumstances, my future hopes & dreams, what is the wise thing for me to do?"
I'm not here to regurgitate a message, but I do want to share what my mind just did with this thought. Thinking of a current circumstance of my own, I have traced my steps all the way back to the date a certain choice was made. I certainly do not remember asking myself, "What's the wise thing for me to do?" I won't say that asking myself this question would have truly changed anything, but I feel it would have at least made me think a little more on the matter.
Over the past couple of months, I have found myself being more open to varying perspectives. In turn, my mind has been expanded and I am able to see more clearly where my true priorities lie. It helps me to be a better man and father. My way is not the only or best way all the time. If I trace my steps back even farther, I see more choices that play into my current state of life, good and bad.
If you choose to trace back to the origins of your current obstacles, the births of your current barriers, or dawn of your life's drama, you MUST be man or woman enough to be HONEST with YOU! Ultimately, it ALWAYS boils down to a choice YOU made. Nobody made you do it, not even the devil!! Once it is clear to you, where you went wrong, DO NOT MAKE THE SAME MISTAKE!
What is the wise thing for me to do?
In light of my past experience, my current circumstances, my future hopes and dreams, what is the wise thing for me to do?
Open your minds.......
Happy Monday Y'all!! I Love You All, Each
Bryan Hollomon Williams