This past year many people remained in faith, but many also departed. We will always have those who believe and those who don’t. Those who practice and those who don’t.
However, each one of us possesses a power that is also a gift. When we use it correctly, we can build our lives, but if we use it incorrectly, we can destroy our lives.
What is this power? It’s the power of choice. It’s a power that everyone has, regardless of religion or belief. However, the power of choice is exclusively ours and we are the ones who decide how we will use it.
Knowing how to make good choices is one of the most important skills we can possess and our Lord Jesus wants us to use this power to build up our lives in this world so that we can glorify His name. When we depend on Him and we choose to obey Him, He shows us what we have to do and the choices we should make. In doing so, we will avoid making the same mistake as Adam and Eve.
“Now it shall come to pass, if you diligently obey the voice of the Lord your God, to observe carefully all His commandments which I command you today, that the Lord your God will set you high above all nations of the earth.” (Deuteronomy 28:1).
The wrong choice made by Adam and Eve is well documented in the Bible and the terrible consequences of their action is still evident today (See Genesis 3:6). But we must understand that the devil doesn’t have the power to force us to do anything. On the contrary, this power is in our hands. That’s why if we choose to follow God’s guidance, it will be impossible for 2021 to be a failure for any of us.
The truth is that the choices we make EVERYDAY will define the outcome of our year. Maybe throughout your life, you’ve never had people who helped you to make good choices. The Holy Spirit wants to help you; but you must make a decision to leave the past behind and abandon all forms of sin, and let Him take control of your life.
“See, I have set before you today life and good, death and evil.” (Deuteronomy 30:15).
What is the choice? Are you going to choose life? Are you going to choose the world or choose God? Remember: We are free to choose but we are not free from the consequences of our choices.
Today I am what I am because of my yesterday’s choices, and where I will be tomorrow, I will decide today.
May God bless you.