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The Law of Consequences: How To Use It To Your Advantage

Every decision attracts a consequence or reward. Each action we take has a cost attached it. Whatever we say or do is always creating for us an experience in the present or in our future. It could be of pain or that of pleasure.

Wisdom is the capability to anticipate consequences and rewards. Wisdom is thinking ahead for the purpose of weighing up the pros and cons of an intended action. Joseph was a man of wisdom. He constantly evaluated the eventuality of his decisions. Thus, he was able to refuse the offer to enter into sexual sin with Potiphar’s wife. But as for Samson, he failed to assess the potential cost of his unholy relationship with Delilah. As a result, he lost his anointing.

What is the prize of the actions you are currently taking? Do think about the possible impacts of your words before speaking them? What is the cost of your decision to smoke several cigarettes daily? What are the inevitable consequences of your overeating, laziness, dishonesty, lack of respect to parents or authority, lack of forgiveness, pride, selfishness, hatred, and backbiting?

Ask the Holy Spirit to open your eyes to the hidden costs of your words and actions. If you can carefully consider the unavoidable repercussions of your thoughts before acting on them, and then make a Godly decision, you will create a future of favour and significance. A great future is not only a fruit of good decisions, but also of God-decisions.

“By faith Moses, when he became of age, refused to be called the son of Pharaoh’s daughter, choosing rather to suffer affliction with the people of God than to enjoy the passing pleasures of sin, esteeming the reproach of Christ greater riches than the treasures in Egypt; for he looked to the reward.” Hebrews 11:24-26

 

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