Have you ever asked someone to help you with a decision you find hard to make and they respond, “It’s your choice”? They realize with every decision comes consequences that only you will face, not willing to be your excuse for unpleasant consequences they yield the decision making to you. Our entire lives we will make choices, that is what free will demands; not all of them will be the best decisions we can make. Many will be flat out wrong causing all kinds of reactions; anger, alienation of those we love, broken friendships and mistrust.
James 1:19 says we should be quick to hear, slow to speak and slow to anger. How often do we stop to think how powerful our words are, how they can heal or destroy; like our words our choices carry that same importance, we are not the only ones that can be impacted by them. His friends tried to stop him from getting behind the wheel of his car, one offered to drive him while another offered him a bed to sleep it off, but; he insisted he could drive home. It was just a few beers he thought to himself, I can handle it. Did he hit the tree or did the tree hit him?
The only thing he remembered was getting into the car, now he will never walk again. Sometimes we blame our choices on outside influences that we can’t seem to control, the devil made me do it; this was a very popular saying at one time. Have you ever heard this one “I don’t know why I did it, I just couldn’t help myself.” There is wise consul available to us when help is needed in making our choices. Just as free will was given, our Heavenly Father has given us a greater gift in His Holy Spirit.
He stands ready to help us in all our life decisions, none are to small or to large for Him; every facet of our lives is His concern. When we choose to be lead by the Holy Spirit we can be sure our decisions will be the right ones and only yield good consequences. We will all face times of indecision, but; we don’t have to face them alone. Jesus is with us through the Holy Spirit giving us direction, we just have to make the choice to accept it.
My revelation as I sit by the pool of grace.