I haven’t always made the best choices.
~ the faint, heart shaped scar cut into my arm is proof of that
~ the school picture with bangs about 1/2″ long attests to that
~ the insurance premium after I cut across 4 lanes of Vancouver traffic was pretty black & white
~ letting my middle finger do the talking while leaving a Bible School campus after being cut-off by another driver…yah, not a shining moment
Of course there are many other stories. One’s I would never repeat. One’s I wish I could wipe away like all the tears I’ve cried over them. One’s that hurt so bad the ache seems to stiffen my resolve never to be foolish again
~ and then I say an unkind word
~ judge another only by what I can see
~ forget to be thankful
~ decide that my needs are more important than anyone elses
The decisions I make based on those things always lead to heartache and pain and for heavens sake at this point in my life I want peace not pain!!
Here are a few tried and tested benchmarks for making SUPER wise choices in life. Popular thought will not agree because right now the 1st world mantra is to make sure you are happy at all costs, regardless of others.
Ok so a little disclaimer…you might not like what I’m going to say. Please sign off now before you hurt yourself (aneurism) or me (punching my lights out). Thanks and hopefully we’ll see you again soon when I make another unwise choice and decide to make everyone happy rather than tell the truth on this blog!
Wise choices are marked by PURE MOTIVES
Wise choices look for ways to PROMOTE PEACE
Wise choices always CONSIDER THE IMPACT TO OTHERS
Wise choices are RESPECTFUL TO AUTHORITY
Wise choices grant FORGIVENESS
Wise choices make sure that OTHERS ARE TREATED WELL
Wise choices are IMPARTIAL & SINCERE
I guess the only thing missing from that list is little old me. What about my needs, my right to get all the things I want? Foolishness screams that I am the only important one in the equation, wisdom whispers to put my finger down.