ChoiSes

I was jogging along this morning,

got to the end of a sidewalk where it forked two ways,

and I came across this:

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Hmmm…..  Which would YOU choose?  Seems pretty obvious.  Unfortunately my house was in the direction of the “worst” choise.  I wasn’t about to run the long way to get back home so I went right.

It made me think about choises, large and small, that we make throughout our lifetimes.

Selflessness <     YOUR CHOISE      > Selfishness

Soft Answer <     YOUR CHOISE     > Harsh Words

Listening Much <     YOUR CHOISE     > Talking Much About Myself

Disunity <     YOUR CHOISE     > Unity

Love <     YOUR CHOISE     > Hate

Truth <     YOUR CHOISE      > Lie

React <     YOUR CHOISE     > Respond

Violence <     YOUR CHOISE     > Peace

Addiction <     YOUR CHOISE     > Freedom

Give <     YOUR CHOISE     > Hoard

Cheerfulness <     YOUR CHOISE     > Negativity

And the list goes on and on.

I have definitely made my share of wrong choises.  Some that I seriously regret, but can’t take back.  Every one of us has.

Throughout this blog, I deliberately spelled “choice” with an “s” just like our young chalk artist.  Spelling it the wrong way on purpose  reminds me of how we all make deliberate wrong choices.

Deliberate AND wrong — those are the “worst” choices.

I know better and I choose wrongly.

Praise God,  love covers over a multitude of sins (1 Peter 4:8), but when I do make the wrong choices, and it’s usually because of self, there is strain, relational scars, and consequences.

But here’s a choice that has ETERNAL consequences:

Love God <     YOUR CHOICE     > Reject God

If you love God and you believe Him when He says Jesus is the only way to the Father (1 John 14:6), then you make that choice to believe and follow.

The choice is simple, yet SO profound.

Eternity with God <     YOUR CHOICE     >  Eternity apart from God.

I made the choice to be blunt, because it’s important.

Lord,  help us make right choices.  Give us discernment and a grounded sense of right and wrong

from your Word and Your Spirit.

– Susie Stewart


  Your Word is a lamp for my feet, a light on my path.

-Psalm 119:105

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4 Comments

  1. so glad you are doing this. I wish I knew how to do it. GOD is putting a lot cancer surviver or going through in my life, I need to figure out how to help and to be a light, give me some insights
    with love, Rina

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    1. Hi Rina,
      Thank you for reading my blog and for your kind words. You and I are sisters-in-Christ and sisters who have gone through very similar difficulties. If you have a desire to share your heart with words, maybe start your own blog. Your story is important. Each person’s is. God is bringing people into your life on purpose and I know you are having a great impact on them. I think it has been really good how you have been transparent about your journey. It helps others when we are transparent. I’m sure you are being a bright light and you may not even realize it. When God brings other cancer patients into our lives, it is good to just be an encouragement to them by helping them know what to expect without scaring them and with showing that you care. It just helps for them to have someone that knows what they are going through. And above all, point them to Jesus.
      Lots of love,
      Susie

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  2. Nice blog Sweetie! I was concerned about your spelling of “choise” until I read that you did that on purpose. Outsmarted again!

    Reply

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