Yesterday I wrote about the importance of our response to things that happen as a result of our choices. A month or so ago my mom had her main water line to her house replaced in her almost 70 year old house. The water pressure into the houses of the subdivision she lives in all have diminished water pressure due to the age and corrosion build up in the lines.
Recently the hot water pipe under the bathroom sink literally blew out as a result of the increased pressure with the new water line. It took 20 minutes to get the water shut off so the basement ended up flooded.
My wife went to help with the clean up since I was in Los Angeles at the time. During the removal of damaged carpet an expensive neckless I had lost about three years ago was found under one of the beds. Always be on the look out for the good that will come your way, even when something unexpected takes place.
I am not sure it was an even trade against the damage that was done, but it did provide an opportunity to see the good that came as a result of the consequences of a previous choice. Was the updating of the water line a good decision? Absolutely! It was the failure to consider what the outcomes might be when this action was taken that resulted in a burst pipe. Having the inside pipes checked would have been a wise action to have prevented what did take place. It would be a good thing to consider paying careful attention to the details which make up our lives. This is true in every area of our life, including the spiritual. We read in Hebrews 2:1, “We must pay more careful attention, therefore, to what we have heard, so that we do not drift away.” Inattention and unawareness to what is happening in our life do have consequences. The Apostle Paul warns in 1 Thessalonians 5:6, “So then, let us not be like others, who are asleep, but let us be alert and self-controlled.”
Take the time to consider where your choices may be taking you so you can take action that will move you in the direction you want to go.