Choices

The inspiration for today’s post came from Dr. Denison’s Forum on October 13, 2022. You can read the entire article here: Dr. Denison’s Forum, 10-13-22

This is kind of a different way of saying “What would Jesus do?” But this quotation made me ponder deeply. None of us knows when we will take our last breath, so it’s worth noting that our choices might be different if we had an inkling that our end is imminent. Food for thought, for sure!

We definitely learn from our choices, both good and bad. I think of life as a test with a steep learning curve. It is up to us to use what we have learned to grow spiritually so that we don’t continue to make the same mistakes over and over. It is not a coincidence that the Israelites wandered in the wilderness for forty years; they made bad choices and didn’t learn from them. God was patient in continuing to lead them, in my opinion. It’s a good thing that He is also patient with me because sometimes I get stubbornly stuck in trying to force Him to accept my way instead of accepting that His way is best.

From http://www.dailyverse.net

Yes, we make choices daily and those choices have consequences, but I go back to the first question that I asked. “Would you change what you are about to do if you knew it would be the last thing you would do?” Think about it as you listen to the song below. If you read the “Forum” article, you know that this is the last song that a twenty-three year old sang before he died in an accident. May we ever be mindful that tomorrow is not a promise, but a gift.

“You Are My Hiding Place”-Selah

4 thoughts on “Choices

  1. “I get stubbornly stuck in trying to force Him to accept my way instead of accepting that His way is best.”
    When I read that, my first thought was, “I don’t do that.” But I got a tap on the shoulder (likely from the Holy Spirit) to hold up on that. Do I? Do I stubbornly stick to my way of doing / thinking / speaking instead of surrendering to God’s Way?
    Great food for thought, Vickie. Thanks.

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  2. My maturing years sometimes offer moments of reflection in my choices from long ago . . . some good and others not so good. While I cannot roll time backwards, I can use life’s experiences in a way to grow my relationship with God.

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