When God created us, He gave us the power of choice and our lives are framed by the choices we make every day.

It’s not luck that determines how things turn out in our lives—it’s choices. When we make good ones, things go well for us. When we make bad ones, things go wrong. The world of the spirit does not operate on luck, it operates and responds to the choices we make.

To a large extent, your quality of life today is a product of the choices you made yesterday. And the choices you make today—the words you choose to speak, the thoughts you choose to meditate on, the people you choose to associate with—will determine your quality of life in the future.

Proverbs 12:26 NKJV

The righteous should choose his friends carefully, For the way of the wicked leads them astray.

You must be able to make choices and decisions without being influenced by others. Sometimes we are more concerned with what others think of us than what God thinks., so we worship at the altar of acceptance. But in trying to be accepted, there is the danger of compromising the very things we are called to stand for.

God gave us the power to choose. We can either choose life or we can choose death. If you choose life, the result will be blessing. If you choose death, the result will be the curse.

Deuteronomy 30:19 NKJV

I call heaven and earth as witnesses today against you, that I have set before you life and death, blessing and cursing; therefore choose life, that both you and your descendants may live.

Notice how God leaves the choice up to us and if you are not sure what to choose, He encourages you to “choose life”. God cannot make the choice for you. He will inspire you; empower you; minister to you and speak to you, but He will not force your hand or choose for you.

Everyone has the right to choose, but once you’ve chosen, you become a servant to that choice, so be careful how you choose.

Everyone has the freedom to choose, but you don’t have the freedom to choose the consequences of your choice. 

Now someone might say, “yes, but the things that have happened to me were not a result of my choices, I never chose that”. I agree with you, but how you respond to what happened to you, is your choice.

Joshua 24:15 NKJV

And if it seems evil to you to serve the LORD, choose for yourselves this day whom you will serve, whether the gods which your fathers served that were on the other side of the River, or the gods of the Amorites, in whose land you dwell. But as for me and my house, we will serve the LORD.

Joshua saw that the children of God were being tempted to serve other gods as soon as they got into the land but he made his choice and said that he was going to serve the Lord.

But here’s the good news. Your last choice is not your last choice. You can make a new choice that will set you on a new course that will bring about a new cycle of blessing in your life. So today, choose life.

The prodigal son made some bad choices. He decided he was going to party and spend all that he had. And his choices landed him in big trouble. But He a made a new choice and came back to His Father. His Father was waiting with open arms to forgive him, embrace him and give him a fresh start.

Your heavenly Father is not angry with you. Even if you made some bad choices, He still loves you and is waiting to restore you. But you must repent and open the door to Jesus and make a new choice.

Even though you can’t go back and make a brand new start, you can start from now and make a brand new ending.

God is not counting up all your mistakes, sins, and wrongdoings. He has cancelled them.

2 Corinthians 5:19-20 AMPC

It was God [personally present] in Christ, reconciling and restoring the world to favor with Himself, not counting up and holding against [men] their trespasses [but cancelling them], and committing to us the message of reconciliation (of the restoration to favor). 

Forgive yourself, forgive others and start making new choices that will create a better future for you.

Our God is the Great Rectifier, the Great Changer, and the Great One of Grace that turns our mistakes for our good. 

Today, Choose Life!

In Him

Lester Holland

2021 – The Year of the Local Church and Divine Recovery.