"In their hearts humans plan their course, but the LORD establishes their steps." Proverbs 16:9 NIV
Our choices in life do more than just to determine our essential selves, or to define who we seem to be to others, they drive the everlasting record of what we decided to do with our lives. Be it choices made for the better or the worse, or those made with great forethought or very little thought, or just everyday routine choices, all choices pale before the most important choice in a person's life: choosing to accept or reject the Gospel of Jesus Christ.
Assuming that you have made that decision, how have your choices in every other area of life reflected your decision to accept our Lord Jesus as Savior? Are you now looking beyond just yourself and giving more thought about how your choices will affect your family, friends, neighbors and your community? Our Lord said for us to "love your neighbor as yourself". Are you choosing to do so out of love for what He did for you?
Our Lord asks us to make many choices that separate us from those who do not know Him, not to pull us away from them, but rather to serve as examples of the obedience displayed by believers who have chosen the higher road and to invite all to join us in our walk up that road. Have you chosen to serve as such an example now? Do you choose to allow others to come up along side you and ask why you have made such choices?
There are many choices that are ours to make. Some choose well and some either do not choose well or not at all. Globally, 70,000 people a day die never having known of Jesus. A smaller number die each day who decided not to accept the truth of the Gospel, and no matter of the why, how or when, there is no changing that.
Such choices stand through eternity. Are you so overjoyed in having chosen the truth that it takes your breath away, and gives you pause to smile broadly when you look forward to the One you have chosen looking upon you as He comes upon the clouds to gather the ones He chose: the believing ones who chose Him.