The Choices You Make Today
Lately, I’ve been doing a lot of thinking about those times in our lives when there’s relative inactivity or perceived anonymity. It seems to me that more times in our lives will fall into these types of classifications than the days in which we feel as if we are clearly in a “moment” of our God-given destiny. I think it is just now hitting me how truly significant these seemingly unimportant days can be, though. The reason? It is the decisions we make, the information we glean, and the things we surround ourselves with on those days that impact the more obviously important ones.
Need an example? For years of my education, I attended a private, Christian school. As a part of our course studies, we’d attend Bible classes. These classes were very heavy on Scripture memorization. At the time, I highly resented the sheer amount of information that we had to try to cram into our brains at any given moment. I didn’t resent the Scripture, simply the idea that I had to memorize so much information in a short amount of time. Now, however, I see what an incredible benefit it is that those sections of Scripture are in my mental storage. The Bible says that we can use the Word as life itself, but how can we do that if we don’t know any Scripture to begin with?
In other words, you can’t despise the days where it seems like nothing is moving, because these are actually the days that will show when you are put in front of a crowd or pressed down in testing. The choices you make today (yes, even on seemingly boring days like today) are what make up your strength of character on the more obviously significant days. No time is ever wasted in God’s eyes. You are being molded and your integrity strengthened, so that when it is time for you to show what you’re made of, the right things will shine.