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Avoid Permanent Decisions In Temporary Situations

Genesis 25:29-34
Memory Verse:
“Lest there be any fornicator or profane person as Esau, who for one morsel of food sold his birthright” (Hebrews 12:16).

Every man is ultimately a product of his choices. Your today’s struggles and triumphs are the direct results of your past decisions. Tomorrow’s victories or defeats will also depend on the decisions you make today. But one mistake you should never make is to take a permanent decision over a temporary situation. If you do, you could be making the biggest mistake of your life. Whether in business, family, ministry or public life, you must avoid taking an irreversible position on a passing condition.

Take, for instance, Esau, “who for one morsel of food sold his birthright”. Surely, the hunger he wanted to pacify was a passing condition that would
eventually be sorted out one way or another. If his brother would not give him
food, his mother would, or he could have prepared something by himself.
But Esau let his emotions and the passing feeling of hunger get the better of
him. He took a permanent decision to resolve his temporary problem and lived
the rest of his life in regret. Unfortunately, the meal he got from Jacob would
only last a few hours in his stomach.
Learn to consider things from the long-term perspective. Look at the big
picture before you make decisions. That a person is not useful today does not
make that person useless for the rest of their life. Do not allow temporary
situations to push you into actions that have irreversible consequences. The
Lord will help us all.

Prayer Points:
1. Lord, help me not to make mistakes that are irreversible.
2. Father, help me to endure to the very end.

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