MAKING QUALITY DECISIONS (2)
MAKING QUALITY DECISIONS (2)
Last week, we saw the importance of choice making. This week, we will be looking at: Your Choice and Your Destiny.
Though God has predestinated you for glory, your choice in life will determine whether you will arrive at that destination or not. Choices are powerful and they have a lot to do with our destiny. Wrong choices can bring about ruin, while right choices bring about excellence. Understand that God respect whatever choice we make.
Man is a creature of choice – his choice either makes him or breaks him, but it never leaves him neutral. That is why at creation, God gave both Adam and Eve a unique gift – the power of choice. The gift of choice is to help you succeed on the earth.
If you take advantage of God’s provision for sound choice making, your marriage will be satisfying and valuable, without regrets. Your choices determine what becomes of your home and destiny. God has an equal destiny of shining for all His children. God’s Word says: For whom he did foreknow, he also did predestinate to be conformed to the image of his Son, that he might be the firstborn among many brethren. Moreover whom he did predestinate, them he also called: and whom he called, them he also justified: and whom he justified, them he also glorified (Romans 8:29-30).
It is our individual choices that distinguish one person from another. After creation, when God gave Adam a wife, and he turned around to blame God for the wife when he fell, every step man took from then was a product of his choice. Whatever you become in life is a product of your choice. Life is full of choices. Beginning from the time of breast-feeding, a baby decides to bite, play, suck or stop sucking the breast based on his needs and desires. Let us see how the destiny of some people in the Bible was affected due to the choices they made.
The number one example is found in Genesis 3:6. We see how Eve made a choice to eat the fruit that God told them not to eat. God was watching in heaven, while Eve was picking the fruit. Why did He not just knock Eve on the head, and say, “No! You can’t eat it?” He didn’t do that, because man was created as a creature of choice. So, Eve disobeyed God and ate the fruit, giving room to the devil, and by so doing enslaved humanity.
You will observe that the choice Eve made did not only affect her, but affected generations after her. That is how the choices we make on a daily basis, do not only affect us, but also our seed and seed’s seed. That is why it is very important to be futuristic in our choices. Don’t only consider now when you are making your choices; consider the future as well.
After Naomi’s husband and her two sons died, Ruth had a choice to either go to Israel with Naomi or stay back in Moab. The other woman, Orpah, chose to stay, but Ruth chose to follow Naomi. That choice brought her into the enviable lineage of Jesus Christ. Don’t make choices on impulse. If you do, you will end up regretting. That is why you have to be futuristic in your plans and choices. Change may be painful, but if you endure the pain, its gains will come tomorrow. The gains may not come right now, but your future is settled!
Many, particularly women, are more concerned about now than tomorrow. They just can’t wait; they are too much in a hurry. For them, it is either now or never, and that is how the enemy ends up catching up with them. You will not be caught!
The most important choice any husband and wife can make in their marriage relationship is to place God first in their lives. This is by confessing your sins and accepting Jesus as your Saviour and Lord Peradventure, you are not born again and you want to accept Jesus as your Lord and personal Saviour, then say this prayer in faith: Dear Lord Jesus Christ, I come to You today. I am a sinner. Forgive me my sins and cleanse me with Your Blood. I accept You as my Lord and personal Saviour. Make me a child of God today. Thank You for delivering me from sin and satan to serve the living God and thank You for accepting me into Your Kingdom.
Congratulations! If you prayed this simple prayer of faith with me, you are now born again and a child of God. He loves you and will never leave you. Read your Bible daily, obey God’s Word and seek Christian fellowship (John 14:21).
With this, you are guaranteed all-round rest and peace in Jesus’ Name! Call or write to share your testimonies with me through firstname.lastname@example.org, 07026385437 OR 08141320204.
For more insight, these books authored by me are available at the Dominion Bookstores in all Living Faith Churches and other leading Christian bookstores: Marriage Covenant, Making Marriage Work, Building A Successful Home and Success in Marriage (Co-Authored)