Making God-Inspired Choices in Life

Psalm 25:12 What man is he that feareth the LORD? Him shall he teach in the way that he shall choose.

First of all, it is God’s prerogative if He wants to give us a choice! Never allow non-biblical, traditional religion to constrain you from exercising your God-given right to choose. “Choose you this day!” Many are guilty of indecisiveness for fear of making the wrong choice. Which is the greater sin; making a potentially bad choice, or making no choice at all? James 4:17 says, “Therefore to him that knoweth to do good, and doeth it not, to him it is sin.” When God gives us a choice, not choosing at all is to make the wrong choice in and of itself, for there is no middle ground!

Now, many have made altogether different choices in life, while at the same time remaining loyal to their Savior! For example, the body of Christ is as diverse as the nations of the world when it comes to personal career choices amongst individual believers. What is difficult sometimes, whether it is a career choice, a ministry decision, or any other situation, is not deciding between right and wrong, but trying to decide between two rights!

Many times we have not just one option in a given situation, but many options from which to choose. Furthermore, timeframes and deadlines often force us to make quick decisions based upon what limited knowledge we have at the moment in which we must make the choice. This can often lead to insecurity and frustration when we feel ill-prepared to make the soundest decision. However, our text gives us great news! As long as we fear the Lord, He will teach us in the way that we shall choose!

When the Lord taught me this concept, I was immediately freed from the fear of failure, knowing that my Lord would still be with me every step of the way, regardless of the uncertainties that surround me! It’s not like the Lord is going to ditch you if you make a “good” choice over a “better” choice, nor even if you make a “bad” choice over a “good” choice! He promised He would never leave us nor forsake us; therefore, there is no road that we can go down where He will not be with us! Just remember, he did not promise to teach you in the way that you choose should you walk in dishonor to His name; He may not leave you, but He can’t teach you when you’re not listening! Today, fear Him, make your choice, and then succeed!

~ Pastor Gary Caudill
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