Take your life and break it into 3 equal segments and then think of the most significant area or thing that happened in your life
Think of the choice you made
How do you think it would have changed if your decision was different?
Where do you think you would be today?
What do you think God’s ultimate plan for you is?
Do you believe that God has overridden all your choices? What are the most significant choices you have made?
In life we have to make choices all the time
With whom to make friends with?
What to do?
Where to go?
What job to do?
What to do first?
What to choose over another…..
Bible is one long story about choices people made and the consequences – The list is endless
Adam and Eve
Cain with his anger
You know that greater the choice greater the man or woman (Daniel, Moses)
But often the choices were simple ones – but it had major repercussions
Sometimes the options are there and we think all we have to do is to use our intelligence and choose the best. But is it the best?
For a moment think of Adam choosing a helpmate – What if he had chosen a Donkey?
What did he do? He waited for God to give him the very best
In the Book of Jeremiah God says that he has great plans for us – Plans to prosper us ( Jer 29: 11) John says I pray that you prosper in all things even as your soul prospers ( 3 John 2)
But how are we going to make the correct choices?
- Know God’s heart (The word)
- Know the tradition – Israel built alters and fathers and mothers taught the children. they listen to the old
- They prayed ( communed with God)
- They fellowshipped – learned from each other
- They did God’s will
Some say that Life is all about being in the correct place at the correct time and doing the correct thing- the problem is that we do not know what is correct
I say life is all about making choices that are aligned with God’s will – If we don’t we are dying
This is what I consider all important
Choose to follow and serve the Lord – Joshua 24: 14 and 15
Choose instructions more than anything else – Proverbs 8: 10 and 16: 16
John 7: 17 –
Make the correct choices about friendships Having a friendship with the world is dangerous – James 4: 14