That impulsive decision by Esau would come back to haunt him. Impulsive decisions are one of those self-induced challenges that I frequently caution others about.
Jonah made an impulsive decision and ended up in the belly of a whale. Jephthah made an impulsive decision that brought sorrow to himself and his daughter.
Some years ago, I went shopping with my dad to the hardware store. During those days most everything you bought came from the hardware store. I found a pair of handlebar grips with streamers for my “worn out bike.” I impulsively wanted those handlebar grips but my dad refused. I fussed and complained until my dad finally said, “Son, that’s it!! Not another word!!” I went home and pouted. It was only a couple weeks until Christmas but I could not get my mind off those handlebar grips. I continued to beg mom and dad but to no avail.Christmas morning I got up full of excitement, ran into the living room, and there sat a brand new bike with handlebar grips and streamers. It was then that my dad said something I will never forget, “Son, you almost gave up a new bike for a 50-cent pair of handlebar grips.” Yes, my impulsiveness almost came back to bite me…and it will you as well.
✞ Remember, impulsive decisions can lead to some difficult challenges in our lives!!
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