Small decisions that can make a big difference – Ready? Go!

See? It did not hurt you a bit. It was just a small click and here you are, reading this text. This is repeated every minute in our lives, just a simple click, and a new window of opportunities is opened right in front of us. Some of us are struggling with this fast paced world, and others are just enjoying the ride, having a great time.

Life is full of small, and sometimes insignificant decisions that have the ability to make a big difference, not only in our lives, but also in the lives of people around us. Think for a moment how many small decisions you made to get to this point.

A small decision in the Garden of Eden, as you know it was just a fruit, changed the history of mankind forever. I do not think that for Joseph to choose Mary was a big and difficult decision. They lived in a small town, less than 700 people, and the parents were involved. He did not have many options, and she did not have many options either. That decision also altered our lives eternally.

During this series I gave many small decisions that if you make them it would make a big difference. Here are some suggestions how to proceed.

First step, pick those that seem easy for you. Take a look in the list and number them, so you can prioritize where you are going to start. Start with the ones that you are already inclined to do anyway. Choose the ones that are easy based on your temperament. I know that some of them you are already doing, and those decisions were made long before you read these articles. Others you were in the process of making, so go forth and do it.

Second step, pick those on which the Spirit has been pressing your heart lately. There are some decisions that are not so small for us, or easy at all, even though they look like that. But there is a spiritual element on them that draw us to them. It has nothing to do with how easy or small they are, it has everything to do with the work of the Spirit of God in our lives. Open your ears and heart and listen to the Spirit.

The final step is to make the decisions that will impact more people, or where the need is bigger. I am thinking about others, not you. Which decisions would have a bigger impact in the lives of others? The first thing that you should do is to make a list. The second thing that you should do is to evaluate how hard they are for you. The third thing that you should do is to decide what you have to do to accomplish that. What would be involved, like time, effort, etc.?

If possible, some of those decisions should be done with others. Find people who are interested in doing those things and join them, work together. You are not the first one who thought about those things. Finally, all those things must be done with prayer. God should be involved from the get-go. God is the One who is more interested in those actions more than anybody else. His help is indispensable, and He is willing to help us to make those small decisions.

Have a blessed week,

Pastor Lucas

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