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Friday, January 8, 2010

Decisions: They Make You or Break You

I think every Texas Longhorn fan in the country is questioning last night's decision of Colt McCoy and the coaching staff to let him run with the ball in the very first quarter of the game.

What were they thinking????

Well...there's no need to rehash the whole terrible game, but some might boil it all down to that one decision. It may very well have been the deciding factor in the entire championship game.

And isn't that just like life?

The decisions we make each and every day can be the deciding factor of whether or not we will win the "game of life."

Things were put into perspective for me last night during the game. In the third quarter, when things truly looked awful for Texas, I learned that an old college friend of ours was lying in a Tulsa hospital and was not expected to live through the night.

Talk about realizing what is important!

Ronnie played basketball with my husband Brian when we were all in college. They were really good friends. So good that Ronnie stood up in our wedding a few years later.

But Ronnie made some very poor life decisions that eventually led to a broken marriage and so many un-realized blessings. We lost track of him over time and hadn't heard anything about him in recent years. Until last night. And now it's too late for Ronnie. We are only given a limited amount of time on this earth to make wise life decisions.

And the decisions we make here determine where we will spend eternity!

Life will go on for Colt McCoy and the Longhorns. It was, after all, just a football game. Colt and many others on the Texas team have already made the most important decision of their lives when they accepted Jesus Christ as their Savior! They are winners already!

Sadly, though, we're not sure where Ronnie will spend eternity. In the last moments he was conscious, did he surrender to the Lord? We hope so. But is that anyway to live? Is that anyway to die?

Decisions.

They make you or break you.

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