For every action we take there is a counter action…or for every decision we make there is a consequence. Therefore, our decisions or actions should be weighed carefully, as there will always be a consequence, good or bad. I am reminded of kinetic balls — you cause one to hit against the other and the one on the opposite end moves — you move two and two on the opposite end move and so on.
We all have to make daily decisions that always effect self, but sometimes (or maybe most times) also effect those around us. Some decisions we make are spur-of-the-moment while others are weighed heavily in our minds and hearts. Each made either understanding and caring whether it effects others, or not.
Most decisions have an immediate consequence while others do not manifest consequences until a later time. Often times we can stop the action, if we act quickly and other times,, no matter how much we want to stop it, we cannot…and so it goes.
I have a sweet friend who set a series of events into motion awhile back that will have lasting consequences to herself but mostly to those she loves. Had she acted immediately she could have possibly stopped the consequence, but now it is impossible. Her decision was not made out of selfish gain or ambition but out of desperation and fear. However, regardless of the why…she is left with the consequence.
In Ephesians 5:17 it tells us, “Therefore, do not be unwise but understand what the will of the Lord is.” Sometimes discerning God’s will is difficult, even for a mature Christian. However, I believe that it can always be discerned through His Word and through Godly counsel. It is important to remember that when you are uncertain of the path you should take, and the consequences of taking the path not in His will.
I pray that you will be discerning and not faced with same consequences that my friend and her loved ones will have to accept soon. Seek God’s will above all else.