We face choices on a personal level daily:
What shall we eat? – We can choose to eat healthy or just “pig out” on junk food.
Whom should we vote for? – We can take the time to pray and study the candidates positions and vote accordingly or we can refuse to vote. When we do not vote, we are actually making a choice to allow others to choose who shall rule over us.
Whom shall we marry? – This is a serious life-time commitment and should never be gone into without God’s guidance. Making this choice foolishly or based on emotion alone has brought much heartache to many a person.
**I dare say this is true of a (potential) dating situation, as well**
What occupation should we pursue? – Those making this decision strictly based on need or money issues will regret not seeking God about this issue. God has gifted every person with certain talents to adapt to the jobs that are suited just for them at the right times in their lives.
Should I return the money that was credited to my account by accident? – Remember the Golden Rule: “Do unto others as you would have them do unto you.” When only God is watching, what kind of choices do we make? He is looking for people He can trust, as He desires to use us in His work.
Should I purchase this item on credit? – Do I really need this item or is it something I want, even though I cannot afford it?
These are just some samples of choices that we face. We also face temptations that we must resist with the Word of God. The consequences of some choices are more deadly than others. When we rebel against God and choose our own way, we are choosing a path of destruction that will ultimately end in hell. Because of God’s love and mercy to humanity, most of our choices do not have immediate results. We are all given a time to repent and find the Lord and His ways. We may all get away with sinning for awhile; however in time we will reap what we have sown.
2 Peter 3:9 (NIV) says, “The Lord is not slow in keeping his promise, as some understand slowness. He is patient with you, not wanting anyone to perish, but everyone to come to repentance.”
Galatians 6:7-8 (NIV) says, “Do not be deceived: God cannot be mocked. 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.”
– Adam Smith