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Choices

April 22, 2009

Choices make life interesting.  We are faced with many choices each day.  What will I wear today and where will I go?

We know what we want to do.  As believers in Jesus, we can know what God wants us to do.  However, it is still our responsibility to choose which path we will take.  God does not make our choices for us.  We have a free will and we can make unwise choices if we desire.

The exciting thing about being a born again believer is that God will help us make right choices.  By His Holy Spirit and through reading the Bible, God will tell us what is the best way to go.  Then He leaves it up to us to choose what we really want.

Whenever we make an unwise choice, we end up with feelings of regret and sorrow.  We realize that we hurt ourselves by going off the track.  But God is always ready to forgive and cleanse us from our sin. (1 John 1:9)  He will give us another chance to go in the right direction.

This is the wonderful freedom that Christians enjoy.  They can ask God for wisdom to find the right path, and He will give them the courage to take it.  When they stumble, He will forgive and help them to do better, although we can presume too long on His patience to the point He will not give us another chance.

The result of right choices is inward peace, stronger convictions, and deep joy.  It is a wonderful feeling to know you are in agreement with the Creator of the universe.  He is on your side and will even arrange circumstances to make it clear what you should do.  Wise choices make our lives productive and enjoyable.

If you have chosen to follow Jesus, God never holds a grudge against you for failure.  He is a loving Father who gently guides you in your choices.

– rosyfoot

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2 Comments leave one →
  1. gordon permalink
    April 22, 2009 2:50 pm

    Thanks Rosemary for your post!

  2. Millie Wofford permalink
    May 1, 2009 2:01 pm

    Really enjoyed Ask the Pastor service,

    How many total years have you studied scripture to know that much information???

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