“See, I have set before you this day life and good, and death and evil.” (Deut. 29:15)
A few years ago I had the privilege of going on my first mission trip to a place called War, Va. During this trip I met a man who wrote a song titled “Choices”. This song was about the wrong choices he made in his life and their consequences.
God has given all of us a free will; we can choose to respond to His choice of us and walk in obedience to His Word or we can choose to ignore Him and walk away.
Can you imagine how it must break God’s heart when He, in His mercy and lovingkindness, has chosen us to have a relationship with Him and we tell Him no? Turning our back on Him has terrible consequences. We can choose Life, He is Life itself, or we can choose to go the path that leads to death.
Remember Adam and Eve? They chose disobedience and we, as a people, have suffered the consequences of their sin. Remember the Jewish nation? They rejected Jesus and have suffered the consequences as a nation ever since.
It’s never too late to change our course; we can still do a 180 degree turn. We can turn our back on the path of wrong choices and choose a different direction.
The following is a quote I recently heard:
“It’s not about changing the past (we cannot), but allowing those past choices to change our future.”
Changing course is a matter of changing our mindset and allowing those mistakes to teach us.
“Do not be conformed to this world (this age), (fashioned after and adapted to its external, superficial customs), but be transformed (changed) by its new ideals and its new attitude), so that you may prove (for yourselves) what is the good and acceptable and perfect will of God even the thing which is good and acceptable and perfect (in His sight for you).” (Rom. 12:2)
These choices don’t just apply to receiving His gift of salvation, but anything that will affect our relationship with Him. Remember, the choices we make today can alter the course of our destiny with Him.
“Choose you this day who you will serve, as for me and my house, we will serve the Lord.” (Joshua 24:15)