Don’t let them call you a ‘bimbo’. You’re nerdy enough for me.
God wants us to CHOOSE to love Him. He’s not gonna MAKE us.
Do We HAVE To Die?
over the centuries, people have always wanted to have control.
people have always wanted to be able to choose neverdeath. err… immortality. i meant.
there are many natural things in life that we don’t have a choice about.
like, firstly, of course, death.
life? yes. we do have a choice between life or no life.
but death? it’s a must. it’s a certainty. it’s adhering to the laws of nature and science.
also, we don’t have a choice but to be governed by the laws of physics… like gravity. and space. and time.
thirdly, we don’t get to choose our biology. i’m not a dolphin. and my dad is not Eminem. I don’t have a choice.
and, another thing we don’t get to choose, this is a big one, is CHOICE.
God gave us a will to make decisions.
God gave us the free will to choose anything for ourselves.
but not only that.
EVERYTHING. Requires. A Choice.
we HAVE to make a decision.
To agree with something, a choice.
To disagree, a choice.
To be ignorant, a choice.
To accept a fact, a choice.
To doubt it, a choice.
To act on it, a choice.
To let it go, a choice.
To complain, a choice.
To face it, a choice.
To walk the easy path, a choice.
To walk the road less taken, a choice.
To go with the flow, a choice.
To dare to be ridiculed, a choice.
To practice, a choice.
To procrastinate, a choice.
To be all round pessimistic, a choice.
To be joyful and thankful, a choice.
To be disobedient, a choice.
To trust, a choice.
To harbor anger, a choice.
To love, a choice.
you know, everything comes down to what we choose.
even when situations are out of control, it’s how we respond that counts.
even if everyone disagrees, if my conscience tells me it’s right, i still have to choose.
this is what determines character.
do you make your own decisions?
or do you let your mood, situations or environment dictate your choices?
i’m not saying it’s easy to develop character.
in fact, that’s what problems are for; to help us grow.
when we make a choice to face a problem head on, we overcome something that we can never overcome if we don’t make the difficult decision.
problems and difficulties are like mirrors, they reveal a side of you that you’ve never been able to see by yourself.
also, if we don’t deal with this problem, it’ll always seem to keep appearing.
just like looking into a new and different mirror.
no matter how many new and different problems you’re gonna face, if the previous flaw in self has not been dealt with, you’ll see the same flaws show in the new and different mirrors.
the same issue will occur.
so choose to deal with it.
i can’t say i’m super holy.
just like obedience and holiness is a choice,
disobedience and sin is also a choice.
i have to say (honestly), i choose to sin and be disobedient all the time.
let me give you a very innocent example from my own life.
if someone is late for a meeting that i’m chairing, i get mad!
i choose to let my emotions rule over my actions.
cuz it’s downright easy to do.
but, you wanna know what’s the Most Difficult thing to do when someone makes me angry?
choose keep a joyful face, forgive, and continue to live life the best i can without making the situation worse.
you know, that’s just too difficult to do!
that’s just crazy.
but God’s all about crazy isn’t He?
Will the Judgement Day look like this? prolly not…
we hear people talk about the JUDGEMENT DAY all the time.
but I tell you the truth, brothers, Judgement day is not about fire and brimstone raining from the sky.
judgement, is when God weighs our character and compares it with Jesus’ character.
and our character is built on choices we’ve made.
let’s make the right choices.
The Book Of Proverbs
is a super good book to start reading about choices.
making wise and productive and efficient choices.
in fact, the bible talks all about choices.
let’s take making the right choices seriously.