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You’re One Stupid Decision Away

December 3, 2012

You’ve probably heard about the young NFL player who inexplicably murdered his girlfriend this weekend. After shooting her, Jovan Belcher drove to the football stadium, and, in front of his coach and GM, took his own life.

In complete shock, his college football coach said Belcher was always “the standard” on and off the field during his college days. Imagine a player who did everything right but destroyed it all in one day because of one stupid decision.

Instead of honoring all the good Belcher may have done in his short life, the Kansas City Chiefs were put in the awkward position of having a “moment of silence” for victims of domestic violence before Sunday’s game. There will be never be a mention of Belcher’s name without the word murderer being mentioned. All because of one stupid decision on Saturday.

Stupid Decisions

Sadly, you could be next?

You might not murder but you and I are one stupid decision away from destroying all that we’ve worked hard to become.

One lustful pursuit, one arrogant decision, or one financial indiscretion and your marriage, family, career, and reputation could be forever changed.

Two “takeaways”:

1) You’re capable of a stupid decision. So am I. (1 Cor. 10:12)

Who has permission/access to tell you “I love you but that’s stupid”?

2) One indiscretion can permanently change everything. (Prov. 13:20)

Who’s helping you make wise decisions?

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From → Family, Leadership

4 Comments
  1. This is awesome Mark. Thank you.

  2. Sylvia permalink

    Good one, Mark. Great reminder!

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