Sunday, October 14, 2018

What Veils Your Decision Making?

The name Lot in Hebrew means “covering, veil”.
Lack of vision can be a veil.
Shortsightedness or better still, lack of foresight can be a veil.
Discomfort can be a veil.
Lack of desire can be a veil.
What else? What are those things that when you think about them, you immediately perceive their influence or lack thereof over your decision making?
Lack of people skills?
What is it that when you think about, you immediately become hesitant to place one foot in front of the other.
When Lot refused to go to the mountains and preferred the comfort of a small place, even though his family was with him, I perceive beyond discomfort. I see selfishness.
Selfishness is the underlying factor for most decisions of convenience that eventually lead to failure (s) and destruction (s).

Genesis 19:17-20 (NLT)
When they were safely out of the city, one of the angels ordered, “Run for your lives! And don’t look back or stop anywhere in the valley! Escape to the mountains, or you will be swept away!”
“Oh no, my lord!” Lot begged.  “You have been so gracious to me and saved my life, and you have shown such great kindness. But I cannot go to the mountains. Disaster would catch up to me there, and I would soon die.  See, there is a small village nearby. Please let me go there instead; don’t you see how small it is? Then my life will be saved.”
Emphasis Mine

Notice how the angel was concerned about the safety of the entire family but Lot was concerned about himself and no one else. Which eventually was a costly decision for him and His family.
Separate yourself from selfishness. Like we have seen, it is a veil. It will cover your view from seeing even what will benefit you as a person. You may think you are trying to isolate yourself and satisfy “you” when you undermine the presence of others. But because you are so blinded, you end up making decisions that will eventually hurt you, just because of selfishness.

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