Good morning. Happy Tuesday to you all! I pray that you had a blessed weekend and a productive Monday yesterday.
TFTD: You have a choice
Joshua 24:15 (NKJV)
15 And if it seems evil to you to serve the Lord, choose for yourselves this day whom you will serve, whether the gods which your fathers served that were on the other side of the River, or the gods of the Amorites, in whose land you dwell. But as for me and my house, we will serve the Lord.”
Life is full of choices. No matter if you are saved or unsaved you have the free will to make decisions. No one can force you to do anything. At the beginning and end of your day you have the ability to make choices.
The problem in today’s society is that no one wants to take responsibility for their actions. Many people are playing the “blame game” and getting no where in life. This attitude that everyone else is to blame for your actions and reactions is a generational curse that will plague our children and our children’s children if we don’t begin teaching everyone that they have a choice. For example: a child who watched their parents never take responsibility for their actions will grow up doing the same thing.
People walk around saying that the “devil” made them do something. No, on the contrary you chose to sin. The devil may have placed tempting situations before you, but he didn’t make you do anything. Some may say that another person made them go off the deep end and curse someone out or get into a fight. The reality is no one made you do it, you chose to do it. You have a choice. No matter if it’s right or wrong, you have a choice.
The same way you have a choice in what job you will take, who you will marry, how you will raise your kids, what school you will attend, what mood you will be in, also applies to who you will serve. You have a choice whether or not you will serve God. No one can make you serve Him, you have to choose. Did you realize that you have a choice whether or not you live or die? Did you realize that you have a choice on whether you live an abundant life or one filled with misery? Every day you delay choosing to serve God you are delaying your chance at everlasting life and delaying living an abundant life. There are certain things that only come to us if we choose to serve God. God gives favor to His children. You must serve Him and live a life that is pleasing to Him to receive His favor. When you choose not to serve Him you deny yourself the opportunity to receive God’s favor over your life.
I can’t make you serve the Lord, but I pray that I can be an example that will give you a preview of what’s available to you if you serve God.
ATTENTION: To all of the Christians reading this:
You have a choice to make living for Christ appear appealing or meaningless. You can’t force someone to choose Him, but you can live a life in such a way that they like the option of serving Him better than not serving Him.
Every morning you wake up you have a choice to serve God or not to serve God. What will your choice be today?
Food for thought: Never give one person or one thing so much control of your mind, body, and soul by saying they “made” you do something. Take back your control and exercise your right to choose. Choose this day who you will serve!
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