Most of the painful situations that I’ve found myself in were due to my own decisions.  We’re all dealt a hand in life that we must live with, but that doesn’t determine everything.  Our own decisions impact our lives more than anything else.

If we look at our lives now we can see the consequences of decisions that we made in the past.  So what point am I making today?


So often without even realizing it we destroy our own lives.  [Ponder that]

No one intends to destroy themselves, but if you are not living wisely then you are living foolishly.

“Every wise woman buildeth her house: but the foolish plucketh it down with her hands.”  – Proverbs 14:1

I’m certain that the foolish don’t intend to tear their house down, but if a person lacks wisdom they can’t help but do foolish things.  We only do what we know.  And we should all remain humble because truly no one is exempt from acting foolishly.  But the goal is to know better to do better.  We must grow.

My encouragement is that we all begin to do better.  In order to do better we must first accept that we do need help, and we all do because no one knows it all.  

If we lack wisdom, we should ask God and He will give it to us generously (James 1:5).  We should ask for whatever it is we need (Philippians 4:6).  We have not because we ask not (James 4:2).

We have to take ownership of our lives and do better.  We must build our homes and not destroy them.  At any given moment we are doing one or the other.

Check your thoughts, check your words, and check your deeds.  Are you building or destroying?  As my Pastor says, don’t let a thought go unchecked.  

If you’re not careful you may be self-destructing without even realizing it…


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