Choosing God

God gives us the choice to follow Jesus or our desires. Where does our heart lead us?


Psalm 81:13

God seeks after us when we have gone astray. God tries to lead us to life away from the path of destruction and death. But God cannot force our will. Out of love we are given freedom to choose.

When we are set in our own egotistic ways we ourselves have shut God away from us. We choose to follow our path instead of God‘s. But God being life we are rejecting life and walking into pain and loneliness. Why are we later surprised when we are overburdened with our lives?

What are times we assumed we knew what to do? Compared this to the times we’ve taken our issues to God. Even if we don’t hear an immediate response, by taking it to God we are forming ourselves to depend on God.

God does answer. God does lead us. We may be hard of hearts to realize or see it but God is always active. Let us begin to make choices based on God’s guidance and not on our desires.

What choices are we making today that we can take to God in prayer? Do we realize that some of our decisions are made from our selfish aspirations? Let’s choose life over death. God over everything else.

Tags: Choose, Ego, Follow, Guide, Psalm, Seek

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