How many choices do you think you make in a day? Choices like: what time we’ll get up from our warm and cozy beds, how much coffee we’ll drink, whether or not we’ll engage in a devotional time and so on. Those examples are pretty common or simple, but there are more difficult choices we make quite frequently as well.
We engage in more difficult choices like: how many hours we will spend at work versus time with our spouse or family, how much alcohol will we drink at the party, whether we will run that next red light because we’re late for an appointment. We make choices about our health, the food we eat, yes, even the sin we’re participating in. We are making choices every hour of every day and it puts every one of us at a certain crossroad.
The crossroad is that we make our choices out of our personal value and belief systems. We make choices based on our thoughts, correct or incorrect. You see, WE make the choices and WE are responsible for those choices made. While we’re good at blaming others like Eve blamed Adam and Adam blamed the serpent in the book of Genesis, at the end of the day, they remain our choices.
A wife obtains her own credit card without her husband’s knowledge and then max’s that credit card out – a choice.
A husband gets up in the middle of the night to watch pornography – a choice.
A teenager decides to send text messages while driving – a choice.
Our choices affect our present and our future, meaning if you desire to have a better future, make better choices today.
Here is some really good advice from the scriptures concerning our choices:
A man reaps what he sows. The one who sows to please his sinful nature, from that nature will reap destruction; the one who sows to please the Spirit, from the Spirit will reap eternal life. (Galatians 6:8,9)
So whether you eat or drink or whatever you do, do it all for the glory of God. (I Corinthians 10:31)
See also: Luke 14:28; Proverbs 3:5,6; 16:9; 19:21; Colossians 3:17 and James 1:5