Somebody once said that your character isn’t formed in the big challenges of life. It only surfaces during those times.
In other words, your character is forged in the daily grind, in the routine of things, in the boring and the mundane. It is shaped by the little and seemingly unimportant decisions you make everyday.
When you choose to pray even if you don’t feel like it.
When you choose to be kind even when you have all the reasons to be mean.
When you choose to forgive even when you have all the reasons to resent.
When you choose to stop before a red stoplight sign even when there are no other cars on the road.
When you choose to keep your promises to your spouse and children even when they don’t complain.
When you don’t litter even if no one sees.
When you choose to speak the truth when to lie a little would have been more convenient.
When you choose to be honest when no one else is.
Those little choices can make the biggest difference in your lifetime.
And taking it a bit further, the little choices you make for God can make the biggest difference in your eternity.
Remember, the values you claim to hold are validated not when the big temptations come but in the little daily decisions you make.
So choose wisely everyday!
I remain, your brother in Christ,