Monday, June 15, 2009


Life is totally about decisions. Some decisions are better than others and some are down-right bad decisions. All decisions have the potential to have long-reaching side effects or after-shocks.

I have made a lot of less-than stellar decisions. Some have even been recent. Some I have been ashamed of and some that I have been proud of. With most decisions you don't get an opportunity for a "do over" and you must live with the consequences. Sometimes that is a bitter pill to swallow.

I made a couple of recent decisions based on flawed information, which made me look like I had poor judgment. By the time I discovered the correct information, I was committed. So, in error I asked someone for a favor. I certainly wish I had not. It would have been better to keep my silence than to be the topic of discussion on whether or not I was making sound decisions.

Although I wish I could un-do a few of my decisions, I think this lapse in my judgment in asking is the most serious. I will make sure to never, ever make that same mistake again.

Now that I know how things are, I can go forward with the knowledge that I was really correct in my first impression and mistakenly thought something existed where there really was nothing.

Once I know what is expected of me, I can function just fine. I can continue to meet things head-on and do my best to keep it all in perspective. I thank God for the blessings in my life and the means with which to provide for us.

I pray that I can be a visible example of faith and strength. That doesn't always happen but that is my goal.

As for my decision-making skills... Well, I guess God and I need to have a better understanding of what is going on. I will do as I have always done - ask forgiveness for my failures and try to do a better job next time. In reality, that is all we can hope for.

1 comment:

Jamie Marie said...

Sounds like you have had a bad start to your week. I hope things will look up for you soon.