Our Values & Choices Reflect Who We Are
“Whoever is not with me is against me, and whoever does not gather with me scatters.” – Matthew 12:20
The other day someone I hardly knew called me to the carpet on Facebook. They were questioning something I “liked” and how could I justify that as a Christian. Now this wasn’t a matter of life or death or even something financially or even business related for that matter, but it definitely was about character and choices. It made me really think about whether this page I “liked” really reflected my values…
After some deliberation, I came to the conclusion that I had made a mistake of judgment and clearly was in the wrong. Sometimes the truth hurts and it takes an outsider’s observations to see how far we are from where we started. Sometimes even when we have the purest of motives in a situation, we can cross a line to accomplish goals and justify the means. And to top it all off, we often expect God to bless the results.
In your life, you may have started something with the purest of intentions but somewhere along the way you too crossed a line in the sand. Instead of stopping and turning back, you kept on going. How did that work out?
Now when it comes to investing many of us make the same mistake. We long to multiply all that God has provided yet we compromise our biblical values when we invest. We invest in companies that clearly oppose God’s Word. Yet we expect God to bless our choices.
We may have had the purest of intentions yet crossed a line in the sand. Sometimes we were unaware of the choices we made or options available but what happens when you realize there are other choices? Do you keep on moving forward as if you never knew or do you look for a way to change going forward?
For me it’s about getting right with God and asking for His forgiveness. It is about building stronger character and making better choices that glorify Him in all that I do. And even though this choice I made was small and probably pretty insignificant in the greater scheme of God’s plan for my life, it was big enough that my conscience told me I needed to quickly turn back and that I was on the wrong path with this situation. It is more about the little choices we make when no one is looking that truly reveal who we are and what we stand for…
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