PapaBearChoices

PapaBear’s Pearl

June 3, 2013

For this very reason, make every effort to add to your faith goodness; and to goodness, knowledge; and to knowledge, self-control; and to self-control, perseverance; and to perseverance, godliness…       2 Peter 1:5-6

Deer Creek Camp uses a maze to forces campers to make a series of choices in directions. Some of those choices can lead to a dead end, but you must continue on by making different choices if you want to get through the confusion. At camp, the maze also requires you to communicate with others.  I want to just focus on CHOICES in this Pearl.  “CHOICE HAVE CONQUENCES” both good and bad!

Life, much like a maze, is all about choices. And there will be times when we will make some bad choices. But we can avoid some of those dead ends if we continue to look to Christ as our decision making example.

Think of it like a funnel. First, ask some big, looming questions. Every time you are faced with a decision, ask yourself:

  1. if your decision follows the guidelines of God’s written Word,
  2. if your decision reflects God’s love,
  3. if your decision is on God’s agenda.

After you answer these big, macro questions, you can hone in and ask some more pointed, micro questions–is the decision the best possible choice considering your past decisions, present conditions and future aspirations.

Because by asking and answering those macro and micro questions, you can be sure that you are making the right choices in the maze of life.  That brings us full circle to one of our twelve foundations

CHOICE HAVE CONQUENCES”.

Livin’ in Sonshine,

Papa Bear

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