If You Could Choose

What would it be?

Choice KeyboardHave you ever decided one direction over another? One choice over another? I am not talking about choices that can easily be un-done if it happens to be the wrong choice. No, I am talking about major life decisions.

Who will you marry? What is your career choice? What neighborhood will you begin to reside in? What college will you go to?

We make choices every day that are approached by simple logic and gut feel. I dare say too many choices are made by emotion. You know, “I always thought I would look good wearing this color!”

A lot of behind the scene thinking often decides these easy choices. What do my taste buds think? What did I have last time? What will satisfy me today? Should I go “this way” or “that way” to work? Should I buy this computer or that computer? Should I order a tossed salad or a Caesar? Steak or chicken? Fried or broiled?

I’ve watched people agonize over the menu at the last moment instead of taking all those empty minutes while waiting for the waiter to appear and make a choice. It almost seems like people like to be pressured into making up their minds. This may be a crucial thought.

Some people cannot choose until they are forced to go one way or another. 

It’s like the children of Israel… After leaving Egypt, they spent 40 years wandering. They were constantly looking over their shoulder at the past, wishing they were “there” instead of “here”. Finally, all the choices were narrowed down to a decision to be made today…

“Now therefore fear the LORD and serve him in sincerity and in faithfulness. Put away the gods that your fathers served beyond the River and in Egypt, and serve the LORD. And if it is evil in your eyes to serve the LORD, choose this day whom you will serve, whether the gods your fathers served in the region beyond the River, or the gods of the Amorites in whose land you dwell. But as for me and my house, we will serve the LORD.” (Joshua 24:14-15 ESV)

400 years in Egypt. 40 years in the desert. Now. Choose. Today.

How about you? Aren’t you tired of putting off the choices before you? Why do you delay? Are you needing some pressure to make you get up off the couch and make a choice? Here’s one…

I’m getting tired of waiting…



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