“The choice I make today may be the one that changes the rest of my life.”
The phase continues to echo in my mind, searching for a home, ringing with validity even though I have no idea of the author or source. Is the statement true? Does the risk of each choice carry the weight of a lifetime? How do I see the difference? Do I always face the change that I will miss “the” key decision of a lifetime?
A day-trip to Paris on the Eurostar provides a time of reflection. Today’s questions seem to blur with yesterday, tomorrow, and the rolling pastoral scenes of southeast England and Brittany. Am I willing to be aware of everything around me? Do I really want to understand my role in life, especially with the people I touch and work with? What is the link between who and what I am (values and living beliefs) and day-to-day living?
I believe that there is a direct link between every choice today with how you and I see ourselves as well as what we will become in the future. “Offer yourselves to sin, for instance, and it’s your last free act. But offer yourselves to the ways of God and the freedom never quits.” (Romans 6.16) Every decision based on putting self first, realizing my abilities first, achieving “my” anything dooms me to a course of spiraling into failure. God freedom assures me that I can realize the win here and now that God already achieved.
If we are aware, emotionally and physically, of the opportunity we have to be truly free, we have the opportunity to say, “yes” to God, peace, purpose, and excitement! This awareness changes everything; pastoral scenes take on new colors and sounds, tension and stress become opportunities to express grace, and life becomes something to explore and live. Everyday is a fresh opportunity. Each decision is heaven waiting to be lived.
“The choice I make today may be the one that changes the rest of my life.” Lookout Freedom, here I come! Come with me.