I stand before the walk and see
Each a choice for me.
What is behind?
Which to choose?
When I keep my eyes on Jesus,
I can’t lose.
So when I make what seems to be my choice
Please know it’s ‘cause I hear his voice.
And whatever comes of choices made
God will keep me in all my ways
He is the one I trust
He is the one who loves me best.
When my faith in him is put to test
His loving arms will give me rest.
Life is filled with choices. When we were young, our parents made our choices for us: what we ate, what we wore, where we would go on vacation; etc. etc. etc. As we grow older, we began to make choices for ourselves: what we eat, what we wear, where we should go on vacation (can you tell vacation is on my mind?); etc. etc. etc.
Those of you old enough will remember Let’s Make a Deal, where the contestants had to pick a door and then see the prize behind that door. Life is like that old game show. We have to make choices and whatever is behind the door we choose will be what we have to work with.
In my life, I have chosen the door of Christianity. It’s a door I have to continually choose every morning when I awaken and throughout every moment of my day. The choices I have made haven’t always been in obedience to the way of Jesus’ leading, but He is kind and gentle with me. The Bible tells me that He remembers that I’m made of dust. Because He knows I’m made of dust, He knows that I have to fight against myself constantly.
It’s so good to know I don’t have to be good enough to be pleasing to the Lord. The fact is, on my own, I can’t ever be good enough. Only by Jesus sacrifice and leading can I ever hope to please the Lord. And I can’t begin to be obedient to Him unless I spend the time with Him and reading His Word alone at least once a day.
The path hasn’t always been smooth and there have been many dark days. In fact, I am absolutely certain I will encounter more dark days and more times when my humanity gets in the way of my Christianity.
Even in those times, I have a joy that is absolutely unquenchable. It may seem like I struggle on the outside, but on the inside the Lord is my strength. I am so glad to be called a follower of Christ, a Christian, and I plan on choosing that door each day for the rest of my life.