It is in your moments of decision that your destiny is shaped. (Tony Robbins, self-help author)

Expressing the same idea, a film some years ago was titled, “Decision determines destiny.” Another way of putting it might be “Choices have consequences.” There are not many things in life we can control, but making a choice or a decision is one of them. In light of the future outcome of our decisions, we had better give careful thought when we choose.

Choose my instruction instead of silver, knowledge rather than choice gold, for wisdom is more precious than rubies, and nothing you desire can compare with her (Proverbs 8:10, 11).