Everything that we experience in our life is dependent on the choices that we make everyday. The consequences that follow after we make a choice decides whether it’s a good choice or a bad one. But, is it possible to make the right choice every time? Or can we make the right choice when we are aware of the consequences for each of the choice? Eve also faced a similar situation when she was about to eat of the tree of the knowledge of both good and evil.

God took a huge risk by creating man with a free will. And man made a choice to move away from God. That’s why the first step(and the hardest step) to become a good christian is to surrender one’s will. God has placed before us both good and evil and it’s our responsiblity to use our will to choose the right path.

Isaiah 5.1-4 speaks of a situation where all the necessary things for a vineyard to yield good grapes is provided. But the vineyard yielded wild grapes. Choosing to disobey God can make us unfit for God’s purposes. Jesus, when He was in the garden of Gethsemane, prayed three times pleading with the Father:”My Father, if it is possible, may this cup be taken from me”. I think Jesus very well knew the consequences of being crucified and not being crucified. But He choose to obey the Father and said:”Yet not as I will, but as you will.”

It’s the nature of man to make a choice that is against the will of God. But we still have the ability to use our will to choose what we want to do.

My prayer is that the Lord may enlighten our minds to understand the will of God and give us the guts to choose to do it.

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23 thoughts on “Choices

  1. Hi Martin,

    Good to see you posting again. This ability God has given us to be able to choose is a wonderful thing, but at the same time very sobering. I believe God desires people that want to love and serve Him out of their own free will. If He just desired for us to automatically love Him with no say in the matter, He would have made us robots. May God help us all to make the choices that will draw us closer to Him!

  2. This is a great post, Martin! Glad you are back! Thank you for the encouragement today.

    May the grace of the Lord Jesus Christ be with you!
    Scotti

  3. To my mind this is a really important development in a life – the surrendering of one’s will to God’s.

    At the same time, there are huge differences in how people understand God’s will and how they go about trying to discern it. And when people take the wrong approach to this and firmly believe they’re doing God’s will in the act of behaving badly or inhumanely to others, it’s a terrible thing.

    I think it was Paul Tillich, the theologian, who referred to this as the “demonic” in religion – when, essentially (these aren’t his exact words) people confuse self will for God’s will and it gives them this horrible conviction that what they’re doing is absolutely right even when it may be the opposite.

  4. Paul, I agree with you.
    When people misinterpret their will to be God’s will it creates havoc and does not bring glory to God.

    Thanks for stopping by.

  5. Martin…

    I want to thank you for your continued visits to my blog and for commenting when you feel led….this is an encouraging post for me….

    Blessings
    donna

  6. hi… this is a nice post… God is really a loving father, He always gives us a freedom of choice… but i think sometimes we intend to be selfish when we make our choices.However, God always understand and care of us despite our weaknesses.
    Godbless.

  7. Hey Martin, Really nice! I loved the way you brought in a parallel between the choice Adam and Eve made against the choice Jesus made; showing us by example what we must do.
    Thanx
    Bobby.

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