Topic Tuesday: Decisions

Macie H“Who Are You Making Decisions For?” (By: Maci Hughlett)

Decisions. Decisions are made every day – all day long. It is impossible to escape decision making. You will always and forever have to make a choice between at the least – two options. This may seem arbitrary and appear to be common sense in the most logical of ways.

But how often do we as a people truly examine the decisions we make each day? What would our lives look like if whenever we had to choose between things throughout the day, we wrote the choices and our decisions down? If we examined the choices we made in the moment – would we later approve of the choices that we had made? What about the outfit we chose to wear that day? How we decided to react to the person driving in front of us when they were driving just a tad slower than we desired – meaning they were actually driving the speed limit.

Which decisions would stand out to us the most? Sending yet another message to the certain fella or lady in hopes of a “spontaneous” conversation? Calling home to the absolute joy of our mom who has been praying to hear your voice all week since your last phone call? And most importantly – the hidden question of how we chose to allow the situations surrounding us affect our mood and behavior?

Did we choose to look towards a greater purpose in the moment of victory or disappointment? Did it even cross our minds to seek recovery first and believe that the rest would come together for our good later on?

What are you basing your day-to-day decisions upon? Where are you drawing your sense of wholeness from?

No one can make a decision for you. One may influence you towards a certain outcome, but always remember that you hold the final response to the outcome. “No temptation has overtaken you except what is common to mankind. And God is faithful; he will not let you be tempted beyond what you can bear. But when you are tempted, he will also provide a way out so that you can endure it,”. We do not control the waves of life, but we do have the joy of deciding how we react to them.

About the Author

Maci Hughlett is a girl on a mission. She loves Jesus, coffee, books, hiking, and sees everything as an adventure. Maci is studying at Johnson University with a double major in Bible & Theology and Human Services – Counseling. She is up for doing anything in life that will help people see the light and would love to use her testimony for the good of others. Maci is a Tennessee native, growing up in Knoxville and is always making trips up to Nashville to visit family. She has found recovery from a bulimia twice and plans to stand strong against any future temptation to fall into the food trap once more. Family, friends, and her local church have been such a blessing in her life, especially on the road of recovery and she cannot thank them enough. Blessings!