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Choices

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According to Google, we make approximately 35,000 conscious decisions every day. Of coarse, many of these choices seem insignificant and finite, however, every choice we make, good or bad, will impact our lives.

Simple Choices: What to wear, what to eat, what to read, what to watch on Netflix, etc.
More Complex Choices: What College to attend, who to marry, what ministry to be involved in, where to live, etc.

Basically, we are decision-making machines.

Of coarse, we have the freedom to do anything, but that does not mean that we will be free from the consequences of our decisions.

Choose You This Day

I am convinced the greatest choice to make everyday is to choose Jesus.

Joshua 25:15 poses a great challenge, “Choose you this day whom ye will serve.”

As a teenager, I had an incredible love for God. However, I struggled with many things and could not live an overcoming life. My spirit and flesh were at war with each other. One day I bowed myself to the ground and prayed, “Lord, why is it so hard for me to serve You?” I heard Him gently whisper to my spirit, “It is because you have a love of the world in your heart.”

Desperate for more of God I began to pray, “Lord, take the love of the world out of my heart. I want to love what You love and hate what You hate.”

That moment—that prayer—that choice—changed the rest of my life.

Never underestimate the impact one prayer can make. 

The power of choice puts a weight of responsibility in our hands. And, so I ask, What choice can you make today that will impact your eternity?

The choice is up to you.

Prayer: Lord, I choose you. Help me to make decisions that are conducive to the ministry You have called me to and lead me to make decisions that will benefit Your kingdom, my marriage, my family, and my relationships.

 

 

 

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Angela Overton is a lover of words, nature, and coffee. She is an ordained minister with the UPCI and teaching Bible studies is her all-time favorite ministry. She lives in Maryland with her amazing husband, Michael, where they both serve in their local church.

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