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The Gift of Choice by Pastor Chris Oyakhilome

The Gift of Choice by Pastor Chris Oyakhilome

…I have set before you life and death,
blessing and cursing: therefore choose
life, that both thou and thy seed may live
(Deuteronomy 30:19).

Our heavenly Father is so gracious and kind;
ever loving. All He does and seeks to do is
bless you. He knows every detail about
your life. He knows your address. He knows where you
are, and what you go through, and His plan is to see to
it that you’re triumphant always, no matter what the
trouble is.

Even when you make mistakes, He makes every
effort to correct you and help you. He’s more
passionate for your well-being—your success, prosperity
and joy—than you could ever be. Sadly, He doesn’t
always succeed at ensuring that His children live as He
planned for them to live. You might ask, “How’s that
possible?”

The reason is that He doesn’t run men’s lives;
that’s why He makes the effort. Otherwise, He would
have just “pushed the buttons” and everything He
wants for your life would just become. He’s Almighty
God! He’s got the power; but He doesn’t function that
way. He gave man a gift, the gift of personal will; the
gift of choice.

You can choose to love God; you can choose
not to love Him. You can choose to serve Him; you
can choose to serve yourself. The choice is yours. And
because He gave it to you as a gift, He doesn’t usurp it
or take it away from you.

Romans 11:29 says, “For the gifts and calling of God are without repentance.” How He functions
is seen in our opening verse: He gives you all the
information you require to make the best choices. He
tells you the best choice to make, but never forces you
to make it.

However, it’s the reason judgement is a
necessity. Without a right to choose, judgement
wouldn’t be necessary. But because He gave man the
power of choice, man would have to be judged for the
choices He made. One day, God would have to show
what was right and what was wrong; He’d show every
man whether or not they made the right choices and
decisions. You’re accountable to God.

However, it’s the reason judgement is a
necessity. Without a right to choose, judgement
wouldn’t be necessary. But because He gave man the
power of choice, man would have to be judged for the
choices He made. One day, God would have to show
what was right and what was wrong; He’d show every
man whether or not they made the right choices and
decisions. You’re accountable to God.

PRAYER:
Blessed be God who has deposited in me the power
to make wise, right, and perfect decisions in line with
His divine destiny for my life! The Word is my all-time
guide, and Christ has been made unto me wisdom;
therefore, I make only godly and Spirit-guided
decisions, in Jesus’ Name. Amen.

FURTHER STUDY:
Isaiah 30:21; Joshua 24:15

1 YEAR BIBLE READING PLAN:
John 4:1-26 & 1 Kings 1

2 YEAR BIBLE READING PLAN:
Mark 8:34-9:1 & Numbers 11


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