ife is a series and succession of choices. Perhaps you have made some you regret. Like the man who chose not to move the ladder. It was too much trouble. If he could just stretch a little more he could finish the soffit beneath the roof and be finished painting. The fall was horrific and the ride to the hospital traumatic and the rehabilitation long and painful. He kept thinking “I should have moved the ladder.” Or the fellow who chose to step on the gas instead of the brake when that light turned yellow, then he heard the squeal of tires and the sound of a blaring horn, what happened next is a long story. He ends the story each time saying I should have stepped on the brake instead of the gas. Then there is the girl who say “yes” to the first guy who asked for her hand without first asking God for His opinion. She made a wrong choice and regretted it for the rest of her life.
The choices we make define our life and shape our destiny. Abraham’s servant made a marriage proposal to the parents of Rebecca after telling the story of His Master and his son. It was a story of faith and miracles and the power and the Greatness of God. Rebecca’s parents called her aside and asked her, “Wilt thou go with this man?” She made a choice and the rest is History. Joshua asks those who escaped Egypt and survived the wilderness journey, to “Chose you this day whom you will serve, as for me and my house, we will serve the Lord.” Joshua is the Hebrew derivative of the Greek name Jesus. Pilate asked a question, “What shall I do with Jesus?” He of course made the wrong choice and his name was erased from History for a thousand years, but worse separated from God forever. Even his wife coached him saying, “have nothing to do with this man,” translated “don’t get involved. The truth is that is impossible. We are involved and we all must make a choice. The Mob chose Barabbas. Christianity begins with a choice. Faith is a choice to believe God’s word. The Bible says that when Moses came of age (Heb 11:24-26) he chose to suffer affliction with the people of God rather than enjoy the pleasures of sin for a season.
All I can say is Choosing Jesus is the greatest choice you will ever make in your life. Not choosing Him will be your worst.