Have you ever seen the TV show Brain games? It's interesting to see how complex our minds are when provided with visual images or asked to make decisions. Even down to the colors we see. Is that banana that you're eating really yellow? Is the picture you saw on TV really in color or is it black and white? How did that entertainer do that magic trick?
Sometimes we create illusions for ourselves in the decisions we make in life. We want to believe that our decisions are good even though we know that it's not the wisest choice.
1 Corinthians 10:23 (NIV) says: "I have the right to do anything, " you say - but not everything is beneficial. "I have the right to do anything" - but not everything is constructive.
We've been taught the difference between right and wrong since we were young kids. Sometimes we want to do something because we feel we have the right and we can. Although that "thing" may not be illegal, it doesn't mean that it's beneficial to our lives. I challenge each of us, young and old, to change your decision making mentality. Begin to ask yourself: Does this benefit me? Will this hurt anyone that I know? Is this necessary?
By changing our mentality in the decision making process, we may not see a change around us, but we have made the conscious decision to be wiser and not potentially negatively affect those around us.
May God bless you abundantly with wisdom in the week to come.
James 3:13 (NIV) says: "Who is wise and understanding among you? Let them show it by their good life, by deeds done in the humility that comes from wisdom."