Everyone has their way of making decisions. Quickly or drawn out, emotionally or through deductive reasoning, data driven or through hypothesis, and ways that I have not begun to imagine, all shape the decision process. In each case, there comes a moment when a decision point is reached. Intentionally or otherwise, we take a decision.
This week is filled with big decisions for many. Some voted for a political leader. Others reached decisions about new opportunities or personal struggles. Many did not realize how critical their decisions are for their future and mine. Ironically, every generation faces these moments, often far more often than anticipated. Even uninvited dreams can end with a decision point. For one old man, a conversation “happened three times, and then the blanket was pulled back up into the skies.” (Acts 10.16) He was in the breach of a decision, willing or otherwise.
For me, the critical decision of the week is not political. It simply comes does to faith and trust. Do I have enough faith in God to trust in Divinity's kids? Today is the point of decision. I cannot run. I cannot hide. I cannot avoid the moment of making a decision.
I know what I am going to do. By the time you read this note, I will have let myself go into God and Divinity's children's hands. The decision point pivots of my decision to let everyone work together in removing a piece of evil from inside my head. I will have rested and let go in hope. I will have given myself up to the values I hold closest to my heart. I have no idea what lies on the other side, yet I sense God's wonderful and merciful power.
As we have made decisions this week, we are uncertain of the future. We have our hopes. We share dreams. Even in our differences, more binds us together than separates. We have decided. It is time to live, fully, actively, and engaged with our God and each other. God is blessing each life and community.
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