Decisions: There Is ALWAYS a Choice

Sunday, February 19, 2012 Posted by Joline

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"But if you refuse to serve the Lord, choose today whom you will serve. Would you prefer the gods your ancestors served beyond the Euphrates?  Or will it be the gods of the Amorites in whose land you now live? But as for me and my family, we will serve the LORD." Joshua 24:15

I had a great conversation with a friend the other night. Their story reminded me of a similar stage in my own life: newly married, struggling to make ends meet, and yet, making a decision to quit a stable job because it was obvious God was beginning to point me in a new direction.

I mean, who does that: Quits a job without having another one set up first?

I did. She did

"Choose today whom you will serve." (Inferring we have options.)

Would you prefer "this", (the gods your ancestors served), "that", (the gods of the Amorites), or the LORD?

Funny. Often, when stuck between a rock and a hard place, we tend to believe we have no choice in the matter. Our back is up against the wall. No hope in sight.

In my situation (and in the situation of the gal with whom I spoke this week), we were emotionally and physically drained in our place of employment, which, in turn, started to effect our overall well being. So, rather than choose to stay in a place of defeat, when the Lord was giving us glimpses (not the full picture, mind you) of what COULD be, we chose the scarier course of leaving behind stability and taking a walk into the unknown.

I heard a great quote a while back, "A man who decides not to decide, has just decided."

There is always a choice. A choice in how we move, respond, take action, (or no action), confront, ignore - really, the hard part is stepping out in faith when That Still Small Voice nudges us to

. . . make a decision. 

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