One Simple Decision
One seemingly inconsequential decision can become life-altering. That is true on the positive side as well as the negative side.
For example, when Moses smote the rock instead of speaking to it, that seemingly inconsequential decision altered everything for him. He was not allowed to complete the journey of leading the children of Israel into the promised land.
Another example is Eve. Her one, seemingly inconsequential decision became life-altering not only for her but her husband. Adam’s decision to eat what Eve offered also altered their lives. Their decision altered the lives of all generations that followed. Sin entered the world. Death by sin, both spiritually and physically, arrived.
On the other hand, the decision by the Father to send His Son to be a sin sacrifice for man also became life-altering. The decision of Christ to die on the cross for the sins of man offered an opportunity to be forgiven. Without that one decision, we would all be lost. To the world it may not have looked like much. But to the lost who want to be saved it was monumental.
Consider Peter: the day he denied the Lord was life-altering for him. But then the day he arose to speak to thousands was life-altering for him also. Not only for him, but for all who heard him, and us.
Remember that day you said, “Yes” to God and “No” to Satan. That day of our repentance when we said we were done with sin. It was a seemingly inconsequential decision, but that repentance set the course for the life of who becomes a Christian. The putting to death of the old man and bringing him to be buried and to rise with a new mind and new heart now sets one on the path of life toward righteousness and godlikeness. In repentance, we said we were done with the world and its values. It’s habits and behavior are to no longer be ours. Our mind has changed about God and sin. Our lives will forever be altered.