Choices are an everyday commodity. Every moment of our lives is made up of choices. Whenever we face a crossroads in life, choices are present. Whenever we have an option, a choice is always there. Choice is the result of free will. And it was given to us.
You and me both know that it is inevitable to go through the day making choices. There has not existed a day without a choice. Not making a choice in itself is, paradoxically already a choice. So the question now is how do we make the best of our choices?
There will always be difficult choices
And the only factor of the difficulty of the choice lies with it’s consequence. The bigger the impact of the consequence is, the harder the choice. And we have faced difficult choices in our lives haven’t we?
“What college should I go to?”
“What course should I take?”
“How will I be able to solve this problem?”
“How will I be able to make her see my point?”
“How will I be able to make my parents understand…?”
There are a series of questions that barrage us as we go through our choice-filled journey called life.
Good choices are not made
You don’t make a choice. You prepare it. You prepare it before you need to make it as you ponder upon the Word of God. Let me give you an example. A young man gets tempted to commit pre-marital sex. His friends already went in the bar and are having a good time. If the young man hasn’t prepared his choice to stand for a principle for himself regarding pre-marital sex, he would most probably go for it. No, not instantly, but he will be dragged and enticed little by little as the night goes along.
Good choices are not made. Good choices are prepared. That’s why we communicate with God everyday – to talk with Him about what choices we need to make and how we need to make them.
Choices make up your life
Not long ago, I wrote about the importance of time and how your life is made out of it. Time is essential as you make your choices. It is time which will dictate how stern your choice will be. Choices that are prepared are given thought as time goes by. It is reinforced by the principles you stand for. Those principles are choices too – choices that you prepared way back and that have been established through time.
Time and choice are the chords of your life’s story. I hope and pray that when you sing it before God, it’ll turn out to be a great and beautiful song. You only get to live your life once. May your choices not lead you to regret.