I usually reject the notion that we have a singular moment in our lives that can affect the rest of our lives. I believe instead that we have quite a few defining junctures that can sway our direction in one way or the next. In The Circle Maker, Pastor Mark Batterson of National Community Church in Washington D.C. writes,
“You are only one defining decision away from a totally different life.”
He goes on to say that those defining decisions lead to defining moments. it is an interesting idea, and so instead of me expounding myself, I’d like to offer a space for you, the readers, to interface with this statement on a personal level. Should you feel like sharing your thoughts, please leave a comment, and I will be glad to discuss. Otherwise, I hope that it causes some measure of cognitive dissonance in you.
I know it has me thinking about upcoming decisions.
Be blessed today!
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I completely agree with you on this. All you have to do is look back at your life and try to really track what decisions or opportunities have been pivotal in leading you to where you stand today.
The craziest thing is that you will find that some of the decisions were simple or even happenstance. While some decisions took a lot of time and even stress to come to and through. Some simple decisions have led to huge decisions to make later in life.
I like to think I had a big part to play in where I find myself today, but the more I look at it I can’t help but realize that if God had not interrupted my life time and again, I really don’t know where I’d be.
I don’t know how to explain the evidence of a loving God guiding me toward greater things and I don’t know if I’ve always made the right decisions.
But I do know which decisions I’ll never regret!