One bad choice doesn’t have to lead to another bad choice. I preach this to my children, to myself, each day. We have power over our next decision.
So many times I oversleep, yell at the kids to hurry up and get dressed only to eat junk food for breakfast, forget to wash the uniform needed after school and so I keep right on yelling until bedtime at which point I decide to eat two brownies since it’s been such a hard day.
It’s true. I set the tone for my household. When I’m calm, organized and prepared, my children flourish. When I’m tired, stressed and overextended, so are my kids. When I’m cranky, they fight. When I make healthy food choices, so do they.
I can also change the tone in my house. When I realize I’m grumpy, I can choose to smile, tell a funny story, laugh at the radio or hug someone. It lightens the mood. Just because I oversleep doesn’t mean I can’t eat a healthy breakfast or give my children the help they need to get ready for school.
When I make my next choice a good one, I am showing my children how we as Christians have the power to change things. Sometimes change is found in perspective. Sometimes change is found in actions.
Either way, we must draw from the Life deposited in our souls. We must choose to live by our new nature in Christ. I want to use the Power at work within me and prove to others one bad choice doesn’t have to lead to another bad choice. We do have power over our decisions. Make the next one a good one.
For when we died with Christ we were set free from the power of sin. Romans 6:7 NLT