“Look carefully then how you walk, not as unwise but as wise, making the best use of the time, because the days are evil.” (ESV)
We humans make hundreds of decisions every single day…
Do you hit the snooze button, or get up?
Do you gossip about a friend, or stand up for them?
Do you exercise, or procrastinate?
Do you click on that video, or keep scrolling?
Do you apply for the promotion, or bloom where you’re planted?
Do you ask what’s the matter, or pretend like nothing is wrong?
Do you stand your ground, or buckle?
Some decisions aren’t really a big deal. But many are. So how do you know what to do?
In Ephesians 5, Paul says that wise people who are living purposefully in God’s light make the “best use of the time.” When it comes to decision-making, one of the implications is that today’s decisions should feed tomorrow’s dreams.
If we’re serious about growing in our faith and working toward the dreams we have for tomorrow, the decisions we make today should feed those dreams.
Want to be healthy enough to play soccer with your grandchildren? Better get on the treadmill… today.
Want to know more about God’s will? Better get a Bible reading plan… today.
Want to make a mark in your profession? Better do something to hone your skills… today.
Today you’ll make hundreds of decisions. Some of them aren’t really a big deal. But many are. So be wise.
Today’s decisions should feed tomorrow’s dreams as we grow in faith.
By Matthew Ruttan