Occasionally, we’ll experience a moment that greatly impacts the direction of our life… Marriage, birth of a child, significant job change, etc. It’s easy to look back on our lives and assume life is ultimately the culmination of a few large decisions. However, while the large decisions do have an impact, those large decisions actually become reality as a result of smaller decisions we’ve made along the way.
With this in mind, I want you to consider those seemingly “small” decisions you are making a regular basis. Those moments where you…
- Start your day with prayer or with worry over your to-do list
- Talk to someone or keep to yourself
- Serve someone or stay focused on your needs
- Demonstrate patience or show visible frustration
We make dozens of decisions each day, and we may never see the impact of those decisions… but what if we could be prompted and guided to pay more attention to those decisions? What if we could become increasingly more aware of God’s presence both in our lives and in the lives of others?
This Sunday, as you celebrate the resurrection of Jesus, think about what the power of the resurrection means for you today. Jesus, lived a faithful life of “small” decisions that ultimately led to the large events we remember most: Crucifixion and Resurrection. Yes, He was God, and we aren’t, but Jesus was fully human and able to be tempted in every way we are. He still had to make intentional, Spirit-led “small” decisions on a daily basis.
I know we are all busy. I know we all have things to do, places to go, and people to see… but what if that same Spirit that raised Jesus from the dead (Romans 8:11) could begin to transform the way we approach those seemingly “insignificant” decisions we make each day? Some people may only notice your large decisions, but as God writes the story of your life, He wants to include those small twists and turns that teach you more about Him and overflow His love toward others.
How do you become more aware of God’s presence and promptings throughout your day? Ask for it! This is something God wants for you, so He’s just waiting on you to seek Him in this way. I can’t think of a better way to begin a week, where the life of Jesus will be on your mind perhaps more than normal, than by asking to experience more of Him!