What should I fix for supper? Where should I shop for new shoes? Who should I ask to help me with that project? When should I take vacation this year? Do any of you wish for a decision-free day? Just one! Then you wouldn't have this conversation:
“Where do you want to go for dinner?”
“I don't know. You decide.”
“I don't care. You pick.”
“I'll narrow it down to Cracker Barrel, Applebee’s, or Wendy's. Now you decide.”
“None of those sound good today.”
Round and round they go, where they will eat, no one knows!
Today when selecting my dinner menu it dawned on me that eventually there will be a decision-free day. Oh the inconceivable joy of Heaven! But until then, God gives us a free will to make our own choices. He didn't design us to be marionettes with strings attached. We aren't the scarecrow bemoaning, “If I only had a brain.” We get to choose. Many of our hundreds of choices will have no eternal consequences. But there are a few spiritual decisions that will matter forever. These are the choices we must consider wisely, and not procrastinate.
Where will you eat your first meal after death? Who will you share the gospel with now, so that you might spend eternity with them later? How will you develop your relationship with God now, so that He isn't a stranger when you meet Him after your last heartbeat? These are the decisions that have merit for concern.
Will you choose now?
PRAYER: Father, thanks for giving me choices in life, and the direction to know the best path to take when I come to a fork in my life’s road. Help me pay attention so I make the best decisions for You.
“And if it seem evil unto you to serve the LORD, choose you this day whom ye will serve; whether the gods which your fathers served that were on the other side of the flood, or the gods of the Amorites, in whose land ye dwell: but as for me and my house, we will serve the LORD,” Joshua 24:15 KJV.
Today’s devotion is by Kathy Carlton Willis, wife to Russ, pastor’s wife to many, author, editor, publicist, and speaker. Kathy Carlton Willis Communications encompasses her many passions. Learn more at: http://kcwcomm.blogspot.com/ or http://www.kathycarltonwillis.com/.