Every weekday morning, I listen to the Joyce Meyer Radio Podcast. This is part of my quiet morning routine, helping me get my mind around what’s important and not just what will cause me to be busy. Apparently the majority of her audience is women, proving once again how much smarter they are than us men.
Today, she made the comment, “Each step [in our walk] is a decision.” That resonated with me. Whatever direction we are headed, it is our deliberate decision leading us. We shouldn’t be surprised with most of the consequences of our actions, and we certainly shouldn’t be surprised when we arrive at our destination. We’ve been heading there all along.
I get that along the way we will encounter people and situations we didn’t expect. I also get that once we begin heading in one direction, we will need to make adjustments along the way on how to best proceed.
But let’s give ourselves the benefit of the doubt. We’re pretty smart. The vast majority of the time, we know where we are headed, and we have a pretty good idea what’s in store for us once we get there. So, let’s decide to be thoughtful, prayerful, and vigilant before we set out.