“See, I have set before you today life and good, death and evil, in that I command you today to love the Lord your God, to walk in His ways, and to keep His commandments, His statutes, and His judgments, that you may live and multiply; and the Lord your God will bless you in the land which you go to possess” Deuteronomy 30:15-16, NKJV.
There are many decisions in life that can be made for us, but when it comes to certain decisions, we are on our own. The decision to make Jesus our personal Savior and Lord is something no one can decide for us. People could pray for us and encourage us all day, but they can’t choose life for us. In the same way, the decision to let go of the past and move forward, or the decision to take the leap and do what God has placed within us to do, is ours alone.
The fact that we are seeing so much evil in the world today is a result of the choices people are making. And while you can’t do anything about their choices, you can certainly do something about yours. Every time you choose God’s way of handling a situation vs your way, you are choosing life. Every time you accept the challenge the Holy Spirit gives you, you are choosing life. Don’t worry about whether you will finish strong and fulfill God’s purpose and plan. Just keep on taking one step of faith at a time, one obedient act at a time, and one day at a time. Keep choosing life.
Prayer: Father God, thank you for speaking directly to my heart. Help me to continue to choose life, continue to choose you, your way, your truth, and your plan. Help me Lord. I know no one can make these life decisions for me. It’s up to me to choose you, and then continue to choose you until I’m standing before you face to face. Thank you for your strength. Today, I choose life. In Jesus’ name, Amen.