Decisions That Matter

 bibe reading challenge day 134

Today I made a decision that I knew was a good one. You know that feeling when your spirit knows you did something right? How large are the decisions that matter?

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It’s interesting how the decisions in life that matter are not necessarily ones that appear to be life-changing. Often they don’t wear large stress labels that say: “Graduation.” “Career choice.”  “Family move.”

Decisions bearing the largest impact often appear seemingly small.

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You see, it’s Monday and around the Wojo house, this means cleaning and order day. Time to get things together for the week and make sense of the weekend frenzy. With Mama travelling to speak, a birthday girl in the wings and Mother’s Day all in one weekend, there was a lot of, ummm, aftermath.

Lists to make. Laundry to gather. Suitcase to unpack. Birthday decorations to put away. Carpet to vacuum. Many items to organize. Floors to sweep. Bathrooms to scrub. You know- housekeeping 101.

But one of the weekend’s discoveries for the birthday girl was a bike. And she was so ecstatic that from the moment she woke up this morning, the bike was on her brain.

With a small window of time before scheduled appointments, I overlooked dirt and mess and clutter and the list… into the eyes of a sweet little girl who just wanted to ride her bike.

So we ditched the mess and went for a bike ride.

It was an everyday decision- that mattered.

You see, when she’s all grown up and no longer sits on her bike with her long beautiful hair blowing in the breeze, she will remember the afternoon bike rides.
But I’m guessing she won’t care one bit about the temporary dirt on the floor.Or the lists. Or the unvacuumed carpet.

The same kind of everyday decision is made by each of us when we choose to spend time getting to know God, reading His Word, praying to Him, and getting to know what He has to say.

Luke said it this way:

Now as they went on their way, Jesus entered a village. And a woman named Martha welcomed him into her house. And she had a sister called Mary, who sat at the Lord’s feet and listened to his teaching. But Martha was distracted with much serving. And she went up to him and said, “Lord, do you not care that my sister has left me to serve alone? Tell her then to help me.” But the Lord answered her, “Martha, Martha, you are anxious and troubled about many things, but one thing is necessary.  Mary has chosen the good portion, which will not be taken away from her.” Luke 10:42

Mary’s decision to sit at Jesus’ feet and learn was something that would always be hers.

An everyday decision to ditch the busyness of life and listen to the heart of the Son of God. 

How do you feel about making everyday decisions? Especially the one to ditch the busyness of life and listen to the heart of the Son of God?

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  1. Love this post. I have been challenging myself to not worry so much about the things that won’t matter in 20 years and spend more time in God’s word and with my family.

    1. Crazy how tough it can be for someone like me. I enjoy having things a “certain way.” But over and over, I’ve learned those “things” are not important. Not that we shouldn’t give our best, but simply placing priorities where they should be. Thanks for your encouragement!

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