Your Choices Matter
By Pastor Mark Trotter.
Regardless of our age or stage of life, we’re all faced with CHOICES and DECISIONS that are far more important and far-reaching than we probably even realize. In light of that, could I take just a second today to remind all of us of three significant things about our CHOICES?
1) Our choices MATTER!
In fact, they matter A LOT! Not only do they DESCRIBE us—in time, they begin to DEFINE us! We become known by them. (Pro.4:23)
2) Our choices have CONSEQUENCES!
They’ll either have POSITIVE consequences or, they’ll have NEGATIVE ones—but they’ll ALWAYS have consequences! We obviously determine whether they’ll be POSITIVE or NEGATIVE based on whether we’re following the leading of the SPIRIT, or the leading of our own sinful FLESH when we’re making our choices. (Gal.6:7-8)
3) Our choices determine DIRECTION and DESTINY!
The fact is, y’all, we’re all gonna END UP somewhere in life. WHERE we END UP is anything but RANDOM though! When it’s all said and done, we’ll have gotten there, very simply, by the CHOICES we made. (Pro.4:26-27; Ps.119:59)
May we follow the advice the last surviving knight gave to Indiana Jones in The Last Crusade—which just happens to be the same advice God gave to us thru Solomon all the way thru The Book of Proverbs… “You must choose. But CHOOSE WISELY! For as the true Grail will bring you life, the false Grail will take it from you.”