Rarely are choices so monumental that the change of direction is radical. Our steps are more likely small and incremental. The immediate impact is negligible, but each tiny step leads in a specific direction and to a specific destination.
I’ve never known a Christian who intended to have an affair.
They didn’t wake up and say, “I think today is the day for throwing my promises to the wind, compromising my word, and sleeping with so-and-so.” No, a series of very small steps led to a catastrophic decision that destroyed a marriage, a family, a home, and a witness.
I’ve never known a Christian who intended to be arrested for drunk driving.
They didn’t grab their keys and say, “Today I will be booked into the county jail.” No, a series of very small steps led to compromises that resulted in arrest or much, much worse.
I’ve never known a Christian who intended to lose a close friend.
They didn’t walk into the office and say, “Today I will take offense over something someone says, or fails to say, something someone does, or fails to do, and grow angry, bitter, and end my friendship with that person.” Yet so many do exactly that.
Where are your steps taking you? What decision is moving you toward a destination that you would never choose?
Each day leads you toward an inevitable destination. Choose your steps with purpose.