Your Choice Or His

Even as [in His love] He chose us [actually picked us out for himself as His own] in Christ before the foundation of the world, that we should be holy (consecrated and set apart for Him) and blameless in His sight, even above reproach, before Him in love” (Ephesian 1:4.Amplified).

In our society we are bombarded with choices each day, which restaurant to eat at, which soap to wash with, which clothes to wear. However things pull us from every direction to choose products, jobs, clothes. Why is it that the commercial industry has grown so much in the past few years? Because we love our choices.

This has caused us to be lulled to sleep believing that we choose which church to attend, which doctrines to believe, and which Jesus to serve. Many of us also think we have chosen to follow the Lord. That somewhere in our lifetime we made a conscious choice to “accept the Lord”. However the scripture clearly states that He chose us in Him before the foundation of the world. God loved us so much that He set up a plan and purpose for our life so we would choose Him.Jonah for example chose to go to Tarshish (which means hard way) instead of to Nineveh. Soon circumstances arose in His life to cause a change in his desire and to choose God’s will. See Jonah had a choice to go to Niniveh the easy way or the hard way. Psalms 37:4 says, “Delight yourself also in the Lord, and He will give you the desires and secret petitions of your heart” In other words when we delight ourselves in Him we exchange our desires for His desires. The Father has chosen that we would be Holy and blameless. He is going to create circumstances and situations to lead us into His choice and His will.

So each day as you walk and choices arise stop and ask the Father to show you His choice, His way and see His plan become a reality .“ out your salvation with fear and trembling”(Philippians 2:12). Let that which God has done in you be manifested through you as You walk before Him.