Choices To Be Made

Decisions surround us. Some days seems like a river of choices we are trying to swim through. Some choices we make on autopilot – like whether we want coffee to start our day. Other decisions we labor over with worry and calculation. It all adds up.
“Every time you make a choice you are turning the central part of you, the part of you that chooses, into something a little different than it was before. And taking your life as a whole, with all your innumerable choices, all your life long you are slowly turning this central thing into a heavenly creature or a hellish creature: either into a creature that is in harmony with God, and with other creatures, and with itself, or else into one that is in a state of war and hatred with God, and with its fellow creatures, and with itself. To be the one kind of creature is heaven: that is, it is joy and peace and knowledge and power. To be the other means madness, horror, idiocy, rage, impotence, and eternal loneliness. Each of us at each moment is progressing to the one state of the other.” -C.S. Lewis
Lewis puts it into stark terms. Every choice we make adds up like a piggy bank of decisions. We have all felt the crush of too many bad choices weighing down our souls.
God offers guidance and hope when we turn to Him for help. The Bible leads us to time-tested wisdom. The Holy Spirit whispers help to us, advocating for the best possible outcome for your life.
So next time you find yourself with a choice, lean in to God.
Listen for the still, small voice within whispering the peaceful solution. Often God echoes into our life a repetitive answer. Look for the solution that brings peace, joy, and hope.
Pick up the Bible or open your Bible app and start reading – be open to God’s word finding you.
At worship, be open for God to guide you through the Message and music. Our hearts and minds turned towards God for an hour make a huge difference in their ability to yield to His direction.
Seek counsel from Godly people. No, we are not advocating a spiritual hierarchy – we are all sinners. But identify a spiritual running partner, someone also seeking God’s wisdom and guidance in spite of themselves. And ask them to pray with you and talk through the problem. Again, keep your spirit and heart and mind seeking peace, joy, and love/ charity, and you will find your path to God’s guidance.
You will be surprised sometimes at what God leads you to. That is the delight of the faith journey – it is richer and more full than anything we would come up with on our own!
“Ask and it will be given to you; seek and you will find; knock and the door will be opened to you. For everyone who asks receives; the one who seeks finds; and to the one who knocks, the door will be opened.” – Jesus in Matthew 7 & 8


Leave a Reply