Friday, March 8, 2013

Our Life Choices

Life is full of choices some are important choices like getting married and some are not as important like what do I have for breakfast. Every choice that we make changes the course of our life to some degree. Marry the wrong person and life can be very difficult. Eat certain foods all the time and clog your arteries. Our choices are so often made with very little thought because we think of them as ordinary.

Some of our choices are awesomely good and some are great and some are just OK. Other choices turn out to be bad and some terrible in the unforeseen consequences.  It is only after we make a choice that we discover the results right or wrong. We can take some time to evaluate the possibilities prior to actually choosing and improve our chances of a good choice.

We are sometimes called upon to make a choice that will result in vital life changes. A young woman finding she is with child has a choice to keep the child and live with twenty plus years of parenthood or abortion and the rest of her life wondering. A young man or woman chooses to enter the military with the possibility of having to kill one of more “enemies” or being killed in combat. You can choose to drink a lot of alcohol and then drive home and the results can mean death, arrest, or extreme pain for the rest of your life. Life is sacred and choices that involve another life have sacred and eternal outcomes.

This kind of choices requires not only a lot of thought and careful planning but also a lot of prayer. When you consider making major changes do you spend enough time in prayer? Have you made God part of the process in directing your life particularly when the choice might involve the death of another person? These are important life questions that only you can answerer.

Moving from one state to another requires prayer. Getting married requires prayer. Changing your career requires prayer. Committing your life to Christ requires prayer. Joining a church requires prayer. Daily seeking the will of God for your life requires prayer. Strive to make good choices.


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