Friday, November 27, 2020

On Micro and Macro Decisions


First, what is micro, and what is macro?

Simply explained:

"micro refers to small things and 

macro refers to big things"

(Source: Writing Explained)

Best way to explain, is to enumerate a few.

Micro decisions:

What shall I eat?

What do I watch?

What clothes shall I wear?

Do I go to this event?

What will people think of me?

MACRO decisions:

Shall I ask her out?

Shall I go out with him?

What work shall I do?

What's the meaning of life?

What is TRUTH?

Micro decisions are small decisions that won't break, or make your life too much.

Sure, if you eat too much, or the wrong food, or go to the wrong event, you might feel sick. Sure, some illnesses end up long-term, so we have to be careful.

Or if you choose "inappropriate" clothes, for a supposed "appropriate" event, then people may shun you, and you may care what they think.

But MACRO decisions are life-changing.

If you ask the "right" or "wrong" person out, your life may change.

Because if you happen to really like them, you may just consider having them as a partner for life.

And you don't really know how people are, till you live with them, and that takes time.

There is romance, and then again, there is reality.

That being that, asking a person out, can be life-changing, especially if you go into relationships for the right reasons.

Hopefully, you both have the right reasons.

Work is also a MACRO decision.

If you care where your life and work will be headed, you'll really think about where you'll put your life juices in, for work can be noble, or it can be terrible.

Employers can be that, too.

Same with wages.

But if work is usually at least 1/3 of your daily life, you may want to really think about what work to do, for humans like to be happy.

Contentment is relative.

To each his own.

Asking about the meaning of life is surely a MACRO decision.

When you start asking, there may be no end to it.

In the asking, is the searching, the exploring, the hits, and misses.

In the asking, can lead you to joy, or catastrophe.

Paradoxically, what may seem joyful in the beginning, may bore you.

What may seem catastrophic, may actually turn out to be great.

How does one find out?

Only one way to find out.

Be in it.

And always, be gentle with yourself.

All of us are on the same boat, sometimes paddling, sometimes sleeping (for we all get tired paddling), sometimes finding ourselves in the midst of storms, or sometimes finding ourselves washed ashore.

And yes, some of us drown.

It's always a good idea, and a brave move, to ask about the meaning of life, for life will show you.

But, what is TRUTH?

Ah, now you're really on the boat!

Only thing is, you've got to have gone through the micro, and the MACRO, to get to this point.

For, by then, you're so tired of what people tell you, and nothing seems to work, or you're just demanding to know it all, and PLEASE, can you HAVE an ANSWER??!!

And by that, I mean you REALLY want to KNOW it all, without the attitude.

Now I've come to know TRUTH, only because I chose JESUS nearly 15 months ago.

It's GOD's TRUTH I chose.

I wanted to know EVERYTHING about GOD.

I was tired of the micro.

I wanted the MACRO.

And in that choosing, the HOLY SPIRIT of GOD started teaching me about Jesus.

As an example, He woke me up early today, inspiring me to write this piece.

I prayed for His will, and before that prayer was finished, the LORD inspired me with this article to develop.

I got all excited to do so.

The article is God's; it's not mine.

I merely serve the LORD.

The article practically wrote itself, seamlessly, effortlessly.

That's how it is to work for God.

That's how it is to listen to the Holy Spirit.

That's how it is to follow and BELIEVE in Jesus.

To further support the idea of this article, God led me back to a wonderful story I like on Martha and Mary (also two "M" -- God has humor, and precision, just so you know):

Luke 10:38-42

King James Version

38 Now it came to pass, 

as they went, 

that he entered into a certain village: 

and a certain woman named Martha received him into her house.

39 And she had a sister called Mary, 

which also sat at Jesus' feet, 

and heard his word.

40 But Martha was cumbered about much serving, 

and came to him, 

and said, 


dost thou not care that my sister hath left me to serve alone? 

bid her therefore that she help me.

41 And Jesus answered and said unto her, 

Martha, Martha, 

thou art careful and troubled about many things:

42 But one thing is needful:

 and Mary hath chosen that good part, 

which shall not be taken away from her.

Micro and MACRO.

Martha and MARY.

Pretty easy to remember.

That's how GOD teaches me, for I, too, like humor, and precision.

And this is what I came to know about God:

GOD likes your COMPLETE attention.

2 Set your affection on things above, 

not on things on the earth.

Colossians 3:2 

King James Version

Thus, my decisions come pretty easily, each day.

God will work with who you are, what you are, what you have in your heart, what you're destined for, or what your "calling" may be.

He did CREATE you.

Our complete attention to His WILL and WORD, are gifts back to the LORD.


It's the BEST decision you'll EVER make.

God will know what to do with everything you've got in your heart.

Ask Him ALL the questions.

He'll never tire of your curiosity.

But He will tire of your disobedience.

When you've come to know things about God, you will not want to be disobedient anyway.

Take that FIRST step.

Commit to know EVERYTHING about God.

Watch what happens.

My work honoring the LORD's Words are testimony of all that.

Related video:

Making Wise Decisions – Dr. Charles Stanley