Significant moments where we stand at a crossroad…
Reference: Every day I was with you in the temple courts, and you did not lay a hand on me. But this is your hour—when darkness reigns.” (Luke 22:53 NIV)
Explore: We all have moments in our lives that can either make or break us. Significant moments where we stand at a crossroad and we need to decide which way to turn.
It could be as everyday as the children have pushed your buttons one too many times and you are about to explode! You stand at a crossroad where you are either going to totally lose it or you take a couple of breaths and try to calm the situation down.
It could be a major crossroad where you are struggling with your job. You have to decide whether you are going to walk out the door for the last time or whether you’re going to try to make some changes so you can work another day.
If you choose wisely during these moments then they can take you to a whole other level. But the challenge is in making the most of the significant hour you find yourself in.
Application: A crowd of people, led by Judas, came to condemn Jesus. He told them this was their hour.
As they were caught up in the emotion and passion of the situation, they chose violence rather than peace. I think if they really understood that this was their time, they would have wanted to have a different impact on the world.
We all have moments when we can make an impact. At these points the emotion and passion of the sudden situation is usually very persuasive too.
And yet, we can impact history by our choices. Let’s remember how significant our choices can be in those times.
Prayer: Lord, grant me Your wisdom so the impact I may have on the world is to bring people into a greater understanding of You. Amen.
What impact are you having on the world?
This article was written by Linda Bailey
Linda started theological studies in 1999 in Australia. After working for ten years in various church ministries, she now works as the breakfast producer at 89.9 LightFM - the Christian radio station in Melbourne, Australia. She writes blogs every day about passages she is currently reading in the Bible. Follow her on Google Plus +Linda Bailey or Facebook by clicking the like button on the right of this page.