Choice and consequences

As humans we like to pretend that we can make bad and/or wrongful choices and have no negative consequences. Reality disagrees!

If you plant something it will grow consequences. Be wise about what you plant (or allow to be planted) in your mind and heart. Choose what makes you smile with a wholesome heart!

If your life is in a place that you don’t want it to be, your decisions helped direct it there. Much misfortune and mental/emotional anguish is self-manufactured.

Catastrophic consequences often begin with tiny bad choices that gradually become compulsive habits and then tormenting addictions. When you make choices (even small ones), you cause consequences that cultivate and create your circumstances.

Negative consequences are wake-up calls trying to notify you about bad choices you are making so that you can begin to choose better. You are free to make choices that cultivate peace of mind rather than choices that cause guilt and inner torment.

Negative thinking will mess with your emotions and your rationality and produce negative consequences in your mind and heart. To blame anyone or anything for the consequences of your thoughts and decisions is to deny the truth.

Instead of making choices based on feelings, desires, or compulsions, it’s more effective to think about the future consequences and to choose based on wisdom. If you’re unwilling to speak the truth in love and to do the what’s right regardless of the circumstances, you’re following your own desires instead of the Holy Spirit.

One of the most destructive consequences of wrongdoing is guilt. Stopping the wrongdoing, making amends where possible, and seeking forgiveness will stop the guilt.

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About Steve Simms

I like to look and think outside the box. In college I encountered Jesus Christ and I have been passionate about trying to get to know Him better ever since. My wife and I long to see the power and passion of the first Christ-followers come to life in our time. I have written a book about our experiences in non-traditional church, called, "Beyond Church: An Invitation To Experience The Lost Word Of The Bible--Ekklesia." If you need encouragement, search for: Elephants Encouraging The Room and/or check out my Amazon author page. Thank you!
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