We thank God for His sustaining Grace, Love, and Mercy that continues to manifest in our lives. We also want to thank Him for giving us His wisdom to bring His life-changing message to His people. Today’s message is titled, “The Power of Choice.”
The end of the matter; all has been heard. Fear God and keep his commandments, for this is the whole duty of man. For God will bring every deed into judgment, with every secret thing, whether good or evil. (Ecclesiastes 12:13-14)
This day I call heaven and earth as witnesses against you that I have set before you life and death, blessings and curses. Now choose life, so that you and your children may live.(Deuteronomy 30:19)
Do not be deceived, God is not mocked; for whatever a man sows, this he will also reap.(Galatians 6:7)
Beloved, today’s message is to let us know the power of the choices we make as Christians. It is very interesting to note that one of the most amazing abilities we have is our power of choice and as soon as we decide to make a particular choice, I believe it will either have an on the spot or a long-term effect. Every choice you make has an end result.
As we mature in the Lord and learn more about how scripture affects our lifestyle, I believe that we ought to make choices that work with our new growth in Christ. The Scripture has a way of shaping us into who God wants us to be and not what we want to be. As Christians, we mature as we grow in the Word and as we mature so do our choices in life. Some of these choices may be very little and we won’t even realize the change, but other choices will be major and will make a total transformation in our lives and the way we live, hopefully for the better.
Beloved, you must however understand that God allows us to make our own choices and take our own decisions in this life. We can choose to follow Him and His wisdom-filled ways or we can choose to follow our own understanding of what we think is wisdom or proper lifestyle. On our supposed journey, some of us will realise that our ways are not encouraging to be called a faithful and righteous Christian. Some of us won’t even see it at all unless we surrender our all to God. We must see the lifestyle God wants us to live so that we can continue to grow in grace and mature in the Word, or we will see ourselves living our lives anyhow to satisfy our sinful desires.
Dearly loved, don’t forget that we exist for a purpose. God created us with the potential to one day be a part of His eternal Kingdom. Learning to make wise decisions based on God’s instructions is one of the primary lessons everyone needs to learn and that’s why the bible must be your friend. When you read Proverbs 3:5, God tells us not to rely on our “own understanding.” Probably you are thinking you are doing the right thing or you are making the right choices but God is again telling you and I in Proverbs 14:12 that, “There is a way that seems right to a man, but its end is the way of death.”
Many people ask questions as to how can they learn to make wise decisions? I personally believe that the key to making the right choices and taking right decisions is to seek after Godly wisdom. Beloved, seek for this wisdom because making the right choices is much easier when we seek wisdom. When we read Proverbs 4:7, the Bible says that, “Wisdom is the principal thing; therefore get wisdom.” Wisdom is an important thing because it enables us to live our lives well to the glory of God because we will always be taking the right steps along the way with His Spirit leading us. The Bible says in James 1:5 that, “If any of you lacks wisdom, he should ask God, who gives generously to all without finding fault, and it will be given to him.”
Beloved, I want to charge you today to ask God for wisdom if you are seeking answers concerning an issue, if there is a particular step you have to take, and if there is any choice you have to make. Whatever it is that you need to do today, I just want you to come to the realization of the fact that there is great news for you and it is that you can choose to follow God’s choices for your life. You can choose to put your trust and faith in God and let Him lead the way. It may be that you think His choices for you are not the right ones, but know that they are what is needed in your life at the time of your situation because God loves you and He will always know what is best for you at all times and in all things. If you doubt God or you doubt His leading it simply means you have already decided to be against Him. Allow Him to lead you…
Let us pray:
Father God, life is made up of choices. We choose to do something and in doing that we involuntarily choose to leave something else undone. There are so many demands on my life and talents. I know I can make wise decisions if I allow You to guide me. I do pray that Your Word will be my guiding light and You will show me the path I need to take in Jesus Name, Amen!
I want to conclude with this Scripture from John 3:36 and it says, “Whoever believes in the Son has eternal life, but whoever rejects the Son will not see life, for God’s wrath remains on him.” Amen!
Have a splendid day. God bless you… Peace! Bye…