THE POWER OF CHOICE VI
We make choices every day. Our decisions are products of our choices; our decisions determine our destination. We can say without mincing word that our destinations are determined by our choices. The power of choice could be a great asset given to man by God – when right choices are made. It could also be a great liability – when wrong choices are made.
It is important to mention here that no one is left without choices. Someone may have made the statement “I have no choice”. The statement means that “I have chosen to have no choice” which is already a choice. In some cases, we allow others, situations or circumstances to choose for us. Whatever be the outcome is what we have allowed to be.
For instance, the choice to obey God is not a mere demonstration of outward piety. It defines who we are and how we are rated before God. It is good to mention here that how we are rated as believers determines our level of spiritual authority and our level of spiritual authority defines how we fare in the journey of destiny. The Bible says:
“And Samuel said, Hath the LORD as great delight in burnt offerings and sacrifices, as in obeying the voice of the LORD? Behold, to obey is better than sacrifice, and to hearken than the fat of rams. For rebellion is as the sin of witchcraft, and stubbornness is as iniquity and idolatry. Because thou hast rejected the word of the LORD, he hath also rejected thee from being king.” – I Samuel 15:22-23
God is excited to see believers choose to obey Him. He is not interested in killing our will, rather, He wants us to engage our will to make a choice to obey Him. Disobedience is choice not just to experience the consequences of it but it is seen as rebellion, sin of witchcraft, stubbornness, iniquity and idolatry before God. What? You mean simple disobedience could mean all these! Yes! The case in our text today would be qualified to be called “half-obedience”. King Saul fought the enemy of God – the Amalekites as was instructed but did not destroy everything as instructed. The choice to obey God must be total to be acceptable.
Choose to obey God totally, choose to serve God, choose to love God in truth and indeed, choose to be moved by anything that moves God’s kingdom forward. Your today is secured, your future is settled, your posterity and eternity established.
Obedience to God may not make sense; it makes result. Serving God may not really appeal to the five doors of the mind; it procures the blessing of God which is the cure for the curses of life. Loving God with who you are and all you have may not be popular in the secular; it secures for you access to what eyes have not seen and ears heard that God has for those that love Him.
You will not fail!
Scriptures for meditation: I Samuel 13:8-14; I Samuel 15:1-35; Joshua 24:15
Jesus is Lord!