In a post last week, I talked about making choices. This or that…
Once the choice is made, never look back. Be confident in the choice you made and move on with life.
Years ago, we needed to replace our dishwasher, so I went to the local appliance store and picked out a new one. It was stainless steel when they were first coming out, and it was quite expensive, but we had enough money to pay for it in our checking account, so I wrote a check and made arrangements for it to be installed.
When I told my mom, who had moved in with us shortly before, about it, she criticized me for spending so much money. She made me second guess my choice-to the point where I called the store to cancel the installation and order the cheaper one. Because I had paid by check, I had to wait for the check to clear before they could refund. It was quite an ordeal.
Eventually, the cheaper, non stainless steel model was installed, and the first washing was to occur. Dinner was spaghetti that night… and we washed the dishes and the entire interior of the dishwasher turned pink. I could have spit nails as my mom said to me, “you should have gotten the stainless steel one”. Really????
That moment was life defining for me. As seemingly insignificant as a dishwasher, what I learned through that experience was to trust my own judgement and not allow someone else to make me doubt it. Sure, I believe it’s important to seek advice from those you trust when making a decision. But at the end of the day, once the decision is made, never look back. Own it.
Ironically, a few months ago, we needed to replace that dishwasher. I did my research and bought an expensive model with very high ratings. It works just fine.
I made a life decision last week, one that will begin to take shape within the next few months. It was not an easy decision. Both choices came with benefits and potential challenges down the road. I’m not looking back. I’m going with the decision that was made, confident that the future will be what we make it.
As you finalize decisions, never look back. Even in the bad decisions of life, God is working to shape you into who He needs you to be for the purpose to which He’s called you.
Be blessed today, my friends.
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