Monday, July 28, 2014

A Radical Decision!

Keep sound wisdom and discretion. Then shall you walk in your way safely, and your foot shall not stumble. (Prov. 3:21, 23) 

We are like tiny islands of truth surrounded by a sea of paganism, but we launch our ship every day. We can't live or do business in this world without rubbing shoulders with those driven by the world's desires. God calls very few to be monks in a monastery. So we must make a practical decision not to be conformed while we are in the system, and at the same time, we must make a radical decision to give God the green light to transform our minds. 

At the deepest level, even though the majority may not want to admit it, most people are conformists. That is why it is correctly termed a radical decision. Only a radically different mindset can equip folks like us to stand alone when we're outnumbered. 

It takes courage to think alone, to resist alone, to stand alone---especially when the crowd seems so safe, so right. 

Living Above the Level of Mediocrity 

Decisions. Decisions. Decisions.

For those of us in the leadership community, making decisions can be very stressful. Decision-making requires major critical-thinking skills. Critical-thinking forces us to put things into proper perspective. It will force us to consider the weight of the decision and the impact it will make on not only ourselves, but on those in our lives. 

A radical decision will vary from person to person, but the one thing we will all have in common is that it will make a huge impact in our lives in either in this life or in the next. In light of eternity, the most radical decision you will ever make is your decision to accept Jesus as your Lord and Savior. This kind of decision will make a huge impact in both this life and in the one to come. 

Over 23 years ago, I made this radical and have never looked back. Little did I know that this radical decision will become such an amazing adventure. In the course of this amazing adventure, there have been numerous struggles and victories. There have also been a number of radical decisions that had to be made in order for me to continue to grow and mature spiritually, emotionally, mentally, and physically. The creation of this blog was another radical decision. 

My dear friends, I can go on and on about all the major decisions that I have made in my short lifetime, but I won't. I want to encourage all of you to make that radical decision, regardless of what the decision is with courage and godly wisdom. Ask God in prayer, read His word, consult with godly family and friends about that radical decision. As you grow in spirit and in truth, God will enable you with the wisdom necessary to assist others that may be in need of direction in their process of making a radical decision. 

Thank you so much for reading this far my friends! May God continue to bless you and keep you in Jesus' mighty name! JESUS LOVES YOU AND SO DO I!!!!. . . . :-).