Friday, July 20, 2012

Choosing Small = Choosing Better

One of the best strategies for making wise choices in our lives is to realize the power of small choices and to make them carefully.

This is the opposite of what we might naturally think.

The "it's no big deal" mentality about small choices can easily become a destructive excuse to compromise on our values (ie. It's no big deal, just one cookie - when I am on a diet. It's no big deal, just skip working out a couple days, it's no big deal just this one beer, just this one look at a pretty girl, just this one small...).

 Here are two things you need to know about small choices.

First, small gains add up huge over do small losses.

Second, small choices set up big choices. The small choices we make have a huge influence on the big choices we make.

That is why our daily routines and habits are even more important than the “big moments” of life. Because the "big moments" are really the results of dozens of smaller ones.

Luke 16:10 “If you are faithful in little things, you will be faithful in large ones. But if you are dishonest in little things, you won’t be honest with greater responsibilities.”