I ‘M just warning you, you this might get a little deep… this here blog post. That’s kind of what we’re aiming for with the next 12 months.

I’ve known a lot of people who have made mistakes. Some of them were small mistakes. You know, things which differentiated between an A and an A+… you think, “Ah c’mon, you did great! You got an A! In the grander scheme of things, you’re up there with Einstein!”

And then some others who made very big mistakes. Like getting an ex-girlfriend pregnant, or choosing the wrong group of friends.

For the purposes of this blog post, I’m less interested in the consequences of actions and more interested in the human condition that causes those actions. In other words, I don’t care if you missed medical school by 1%… or if you’re in prison for life…

…I’m interested in how you got there.

On the road, God is often neglected from the choices we make.

God is often neglected from the choices we make.

What made you get there? I’m not talking about low blood sugar levels, alcohol or drugs. My question is:

WHAT made you CHOOSE?

Why didn’t you eat breakfast? Why did you have three more shooters than you should have? Why did you go into that room with the person you knew was taking you there to transgress just a little bit further?

In your answer, you might blame your family of origin – your parents, your siblings, your home life growing up. You might blame your friends who weren’t there for you. You might blame yourself, and say stuff like “I’m not good enough” or “I’ll never measure up”.

Or you might blame God. You blame God for creating you that way, for not intervening in the time of need and for not caring.┬áBut the choice wasn’t God’s.

I’ve had to remind myself to involve God more in the choices I make, as much as I try to involve him in the consequences of the choices I make. That’s easier said than done. It’s easy to present infantile pleas to God in times of crisis. It’s harder to involve him in mundane, the routine, the usual…

…but think of the consequences if we all did.

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