It’s Our Choice
If it is disagreeable in your sight to serve the Lord, choose for yourselves today whom you will serve: whether the gods which your fathers served which were beyond the river, or the gods of the Amorites in whose land you are living; but as for me and my house, we will serve the Lord.Joshua 24:15
Everything that God wants us to become is our choice; and we can become what God wants us to be if we pray for his divine help, and we strive to succeed. It’s important we pray for God’s help, because he will change us to become the person he created us to be. If we choose to become the person with God’s help, then we will succeed.
Enter by the narrow gate. For the gate is wide and the way is easy that leads to destruction, and those who enter by it are many. For the gate is narrow and the way is hard that leads to life, and those who find it are few. (Matthew 7:13-14) Our choices can lead us the narrow road to eternal life, or they can lead us to the broad road to eternal death. This illustrates the power of our choices.
But now, O Lord, you are our Father; we are the clay, and you are our potter; we are all the work of your hand. (Isaiah 64:8) We make choices in agreement to the Lord’s will so we can be molded by God to become more like Jesus. And God will continue to mold us to the day we leave this world and go home. God created us in his image, and there is no better life than becoming the unique person he created us to be, and all depends on our choices.
Submit yourselves therefore to God. Resist the devil, and he will flee from you. (James 4:7) Our choices are influenced by Christ through the Holy Spirit, or they are influenced by the world. Since our choices are so very important, we should go to God with every choice we are entertaining. We should ask the Lord about our choices through prayer, seeking his advice. Many choices can be insignificant, but we can always stay in communion with the Lord and tell him all our choices.
Today think about the choices you make, and tell the Lord to be with you in the plans he set for you this day. We always want every choice to be pleasing to the Lord, and to go through the day doing his divine will.
Prayer: Lord guide me to make choices pleasing to you, and fill my day doing your will. In Jesus name, Amen