By Charles Towne
She was there, just on the other side of the cage. Three hundred and fifty pounds of African lion, always watching me intently, as she paced back and forth, waiting, waiting…
The cage door was in front of me. I inserted the key, the lock clicked, and I pushed the door open and stepped into the cage. That was not a difficult decision, it was exciting, even fun!
The king cobra was 14-feet long and it was loose in a 10-by-10-foot room. I had to catch it and return it to its cage. It was moving toward me with deadly intent. That was not a difficult decision, it wasn’t fun, but it was exciting! I knew what I was doing.
Nancy, My darling wife of 22 years has Alzheimer’s disease. I was faced with the responsibility and the decision of placing her in an Alzheimer’s unit. It was one of the most difficult decisions I have ever had to make in my life but it was my decision, for her good as well as my own. I didn’t have a clue of what I was doing
The young man had to make a decision. It entailed a relatively small investment of $5,000. Over several years and hard work, it would have rewarded him with several hundred thousand times his investment. The difficult decision was too great, he let it pass. Another man saw the potential for what it was and grabbed it. He has become wealthy because he made the right decision.
What difficult decision are you faced with today?
Some decisions are great. Some involve business savvy. Some call for lifestyle changes, and for some people, these are the greatest.
I had an acquaintance who was diagnosed with lung cancer. The doctors told him that he could live for several more years if he stopped smoking. The decision, the sacrifice, was too great. He laughed at the doctors. He is no longer laughing. He is no longer with us.
Each of us is called upon to make difficult decisions.
The vicissitudes and challenges of life most likely are not a pack of ravenous wolves threatening to rend and tear us with tooth and claw, but if we make the wrong choices they could just as easily have the same results.
What challenges are you faced with? Does it involve your health or that of a loved one?
There is one that can lift you out of your dilemma, out of your quandary. His name is Jesus Christ, he is yearning for you to call upon Him, today.
And make a difference, today
Charles Towne is first and foremost a Christian. An octogenarian, author, journalist, wildlife photographer, naturalist, caregiver, and survivor, his life has been and continues to be, a never-ending adventure filled with possibilities never imagined. He has adopted the philosophy that to Live fully, laugh uproariously, love passionately, and learn like there is no tomorrow, is a formula for a long and joy-filled life.