Do not be deceived: God is not mocked, for whatever one sows, that will he also reap. – Galatians 6:7
Making choices entails, choosing from a variety of options. Just like the name implies, it is a decision. Therefore, if something is done out of compulsion or by force, then it is not a choice. Choices are made willingly, bearing in mind the resultant benefits or consequences as the case may be.
In life, people make different choices that they live to either regret or enjoy in their life-time. Some of the choices are short-term while a whole lot of those choices are long-term. We make such choices like; where to live, a career to pursue, who to marry, friends to keep, a place of worship etc.
Ruth and Oprah, the two daughters of Naomi at some point in their lives were confronted with a decision to either go back to the gods and idol worshiping of the Moabites or follow their mother in-law to Israel and change the course of their history. Oprah made her choice by returning to Moab and ended up in obscurity. On the other hand, Ruth made the choice of following Naomi to Israel against all odds, which changed the course of her entire future – adding her to the genealogy of Christ.
Your next level in life is largely dependent on the choices you made today. The scripture says in Proverbs 6:6 ‘Go to the ants you sluggard, consider it’s ways and be wise’. This is quite instructive because, the ants understood their physical feebleness. They decided to make a hay while the sun shines and enjoy the fruits of their labour when the earth gets wet and slippery – it is a choice.
Sampson, a born Nazareth disclosed the secret of his power to Delilah only to be disgraced and destroyed by his enemies – That was his choice. Daniel and the three Hebrew boys rejected the king’s sumptuous food which was sacrificed to the idols and chose not to defile themselves for an ordinary meat – that was their choice. Joshua and Caleb decided to see The Living God above the giants in the land of Canaan, making them the only survivors of the generation who left Egypt and entered into the Promised Land. That was their choice too.
Your choices include your feelings and perception. You can either choose to see the brighter side of your situation or decide to paint a gloomy and blurred picture of it in your mind. When you make a choice, you’ve empowered it to function in your life. What choices are you making today?
The most important decision in life is deciding where to spend your eternity. Have you decided yet? Life after here is eternal, I enjoin you today to make Jesus your choice. You will never ever regret it.