- Updated: 24 October 2016
… and did you know that every “right” decision doesn’t always feel good?
I met a family that I had not seen in over 30 years this past Saturday. It was serendipitous and we must have spent an hour or so catching up. But an interesting thing happened to me that caused me to reflect on the question above. The first thing I thought of when I realized who they were was the sale of my truck to them (around 1983). That was the last contact I had with them and it was very unpleasant because I refused to change the selling price of the truck on the pink slip.
I remember really struggling as to what to put because the man who was buying the truck asked me to not put the true price, but to lower it for tax purposes. I remember going back and forth in my thinking, not wanting to disappoint him and yet, as a newly committed follower of Jesus it didn’t feel right to fudge on the sale price. So, I put the full price on the statement. He was not happy… and that was the last I’d had any meaningful contact with his family, until Saturday!
All that is history, but the feelings associated with disappointing the man were still strong enough to evoke a memory response. And that is my point. I know that I made the right decision to honestly report the sales price, to do otherwise would have been contrary to my inherited nature as a Christ-follower. But it still didn’t feel good. And that is OK, because doing the right thing doesn’t always feel good, but it is important to do so anyway because our world is desperate for doers of right, tellers of truth, respecters of God.
For His glory,