Making Great Choices

I call heaven and earth as witnesses today against you, that I have set before you life and death, blessing and cursing; therefore choose life, that both you and your descendants may live” (Deuteronomy 30:19).

You are a product of the choices you make. You exercise your right of choice in every arena of your life: the type of car you drive; the house in which you live and its location; the person to whom you are married; and the work that you do to make a living. These are only a few of the important choices that you make which define who you are today.

Scripturally, you are also the product of the choices you make. It is your choice whether or not to: read the Word; spend time in prayer; be faithful in church attendance; forgive offenses; and help those in need. These are but a few of the many choices you make that will define you spiritually.

God has granted the right to choose things that promote life, or to choose what will destroy you. Often, you want God to give you a spiritual experience that will relieve you of the responsibility to make a choice. For example, if you are participating in an activity that goes against the counsel of God’s Word, and you pray that God will take the opportunity to participate away … God won’t answer that prayer! He will always require you to make a choice!

God will not make you do the right thing and the devil cannot make you do the wrong thing. What you do, and what you become, is your choice. Choose things that will enrich your life.

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