Today we observe Presidents Day. Or is it President’s Day? Or maybe Presidents’ Day. There are more questions than answers regarding this particular 3 day holiday weekend – including the correct name, use of apostrophes, and who actually we honor on this day. Source
But one thing hits me as I ponder this conundrum.
I wonder if George Washington had any idea of what was to become of this ragtag new country in just 200 years, a mere speck of history. Would he have envisioned that the activities of his days would reap a harvest beyond imagination?
George, a faith-filled man, was elected to lead this new nation because of the humility, courage, and integrity he demonstrated in the choices he made on a day-to-day basis as Commander of the American forces during the Revolutionary War and as a leader in helping to frame the Constitution.
We face choices daily too. Each choice or decision builds upon the one before. Each word we utter, each place we visit, each action we take, creates the path of our life and produces a ripple effect to those around us.
Dr. BJ Palmer said,
“You never know how far reaching something you think, say, or do today will affect the lives of millions tomorrow.” <<click to tweet>>
A life is made of a series of moments and choices. Just one moment may change the trajectory of a life, yours or someone else’s.
We don’t have to be President of the US. We each can be a person of influence in our own circle of family and friends by the individual moments and choices we make.
It seems a lot of pressure if we contemplate too long on the implications of each and every decision we make. Rather than get caught up in worry, if we commit our way to the Lord and are sensitive to the leading of His Spirit, He will direct our paths.
Trust in the Lord with all your heart; do not depend on your own understanding. Seek His will in all you do, and He will show you which path to take. Prov. 3:5-6
George Washington did this. Nelly, his granddaughter and adopted daughter, said, “His life, his writings, prove that he was a Christian. He was not one of those who act or pray, ‘that they may be seen of men’ [Matthew 6:5]. He communed with his God in secret [Matthew 6:6].” Source
Who knows the future results of the actions we take today?
The Lord knows.