Choices | DJ-Joyful Lewis
Choices that are good and choosing good over evil is easier for some than others. You shouldn’t have to agonize over remaining faithful to your wife. God’s word makes that one clear. What do you do when you’re faced with a choice between two good things, and the choice is yours?
If my son, the student, decides between two schools. One that is near home or another one that has a better program for his major, but it’s in another state. He’s not always valued the time he spends with his family, but he has his career to think of. What should or could he do?
A mother wants her child in Christian School, but to pay for it, she will have to work outside the home. She thinks her child will benefit from the Christian education, but also thinks it is valuable for her to be a stay-at-home mom. What should or can she do?
A pastor wants to make a visit, but his sermon requires a little extra work that week. He doesn’t want to neglect his flock, so he visits. But on the other hand, he doesn’t want to neglect his flock so he tries to have a well prepared sermon each week. What should or can he do?
A family has to decide whether to follow their loved one’s willed and verbal instructions to turn off the life support system. What should or can they do?
A son wants to forgive his father, but also wants to remain loyal to his mother who has left her abusive husband. What should or can he do?
When life isn’t cut and dry and our decisions are between two right things, what do we do? That’s easy. We grow.
We grow when we struggle with decisions between right and right. They force us to look outward, and with humility depend upon our friends and spiritual counselors for advice. They also force us to look inward to seek the direction of the Holy Spirit and to find God’s peace. The more difficult the choice, the greater potential we have for growth.
Wilson, J. L. (2009). Fresh Start Devotionals. Fresno, CA: Willow City Press.