Choices

Life is full of choices and it is how we make those choices that will shape our destiny.

Friday, I visited a young man in jail.  He is a 20 year old, likeable and friendly kid.  His only problem is that he makes bad choices.  It is the bad choices he has made that has him looking at a sentence of 2 to 20 years.  Choices can destroy a life.  On other occasions I have helped crack addicts.  I have poured energy trying to help them get clean but only to find that they “choose” to go back to the drugs.  Choices!

Joel 3:14 declares, “Multitudes, Multitudes, in the valley of decision! The day of the Lord is near, in the valley of decision.”  Everyone faces choices.  Everyone has to make decisions.  We cannot make excuses for making bad decisions.  If we have gone the wrong way or done the wrong thing, we can only admit that we were wrong and choose to make it right.

There are many people who are highly successful because of good choices.  There are those who have wrecked the lives of their family because of bad choices.  We choose to sin or refrain from it.  We choose to spend money or not to.  We choose to go to church or stay home.  We choose to follow Christ or reject Him.  We are all in the valley of decision.  Will you make the right choices in life?

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