May 5, 2016, 7:11 PM |

by HJS

Your choices in life determine your destiny. Sometimes you can take your time thinking about it; at other times, you must decide immediately.

When Moses came to the fork in the road, how did he decide? Why did he choose to take the less traveled path? We read from the New Testament, "By faith Moses, when he had grown up, refused to be known as the son of Pharoah's daughter. He chose to be mistreated along with the people of God rather than to enjoy the pleasures of sin for a short time."

Moses, having been grounded in his faith by parents who loved God, knew his was the hard path, the difficult but right choice, which God would ultimately reward. When you have settled some issues in your mind ahead of time, making the decision wouldn't be hard.

"If any of you lacks wisdom," says James 1:5, "he should ask God, who gives generously to all without finding fault, and it will be given to him." That means pray, and as an acknowledged condition, when you pray be willing to say, " Yes, that's what I will choose to do." Courage and strength come to the one who has made up his mind ahead of time that he will do God's will.

It's the little everyday decisions to do right that give you the strength that Esther had, laying her life on the line, saying, "If I perish, I perish!" The good news is that victory is on the side of those who cast their lot for God. Better to lose in the cause that will ultimately win than to win in the cause that will ultimately fail.


For you have spent enough time in the past doing what pagans choose to do - living in debauchery, lust, drunkenness, orgies, carousing and detestable idolatry.  1 PETER 4:3