A Decision In The Dark by Steve Wagers

A Decision in the Dark
Steve Wagers
Matthew 14:26-29

INTRODUCTION:

Years ago, former President Ronald Reagan, had an aunt who took him to a cobbler for a pair of new shoes. The cobbler asked young Ronald, "Do you want square toes or round toes?" Unable to decide, Reagan didn't answer, so the cobbler gave him a few days to think about it. Several days later, the cobbler saw Reagan on the street and asked him again what kind of toes he wanted on his shoes. However, again, he still couldn't decide, so the cobbler replied, "Well, come by in a couple of days, and your shoes will be ready." When the future President went to the shoe store, a few days later, he found that his shoes were indeed ready. However, he found that one was square-toed, and the other was round-toed. The cobbler looked at young Ronald, and said, "This will teach you never to let people make decisions for you." Reagan said later, "That experience taught me that if you don't make your own decisions, someone else will!" 1

As long as we live, there will always be decisions to be made. It matter not whether you be a young person, or an old, life is full of choices, and decisions. Invariably, the decisions that are made, ultimately determine the course that we will travel. I can remember my Dad telling me, "Son, life is full of decisions. You make the wrong one, and you will suffer. But, if you make the right one, then you will shout!"

Tim Kimmel, well addressed this subject, when he said, "One's philosophy is not best expressed in words, but it is expressed in the decisions one makes. In the long run, we shape our lives and we shape ourselves. The process never ends until we die. Thus, the decisions we make are ultimately our responsibility." 2

Of course, the greatest decision that one can make, is the decision to trust the Lord Jesus as their Savior. Then, the next greatest decision, is to surrender, and submit one's life totally to Him. Now, it w ...


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