In life, we are presented with many choices, whether wrong or right. We have to understand that there are results behind every choice we make. Some youth are suffering today because of bad choices that they made. There are also some youth that are successful and productive because of the good choices made. When we were born, God gave us all power to choose. Genesis 2:16-17 says, God created the tree of knowledge, but He also gave Adam and Eve instructions concerning this tree. He gave them a choice. It was their decision to make the choice of disobedience. From their choice came the fall of man. Yes things such as drugs, gangs, sex, disobedience to parents, guardians, teachers, and leaders, are set before us daily. We do not have to make the decision of partaking with them. Great things are also placed before us. Obedience and going to college are placed before us. Becoming a great doctor, leader, teacher, or a very successful person is placed before us. God wants us to make the right choices so that we may continue to walk and live in His promises for us. He gives us the instructions on how to live and act daily through His Word–the Bible. It’s our decision to pick it up, read it, study it, obey it, and live it! If we make the bad choice of not doing so, we give Satan power and strength over us. Trust me, Satan knows this! If we make the good choice of doing so, we gain life, prosperity, and our true identity. Let’s fight hard every day to make good and right choices.
STOP! REPENT! LEARN!
The choices you make now can determine your future. The right choices can also give you long life. We just have to be careful because Satan’s ultimate goal is to steal, kill, and destroy. He plants various traps and pits before us and before we know it, we’ve fallen into them. For some, it is too late for them to make the bad choices right. Then for some, because of God’s grace and mercy, they are allowed another chance to make it right. Yes certain traps can and will catch us off guard, but once it’s recognized, we have to stop, repent and learn from it so that we won’t give in to that bad choice again. Be very alert and sensitive to your surroundings.
Don’t allow anyone to push you into making bad and wrong choices in life. If it involves ungodliness, foolishness, and damaging others don’t be afraid to make the right choice of walking away. Remember that you get back what you sow. So, if you want good to come back to you, you have to sow good. Always treat others the way you’d like to be treated. You have the power to choose!