Today I have given you the choice between life and death, between blessings and curses. Now I call on heaven and earth to witness the choice you make. Oh, that you would choose life, so that you and your descendants might live! (Duet 30:19)
The choices we make in life define our direction. This is a true statement. We have been given that freedom when it comes to our relationship with the Lord, our Father in heaven. He wants nothing more than us to find our way to life and choose a relationship with Him and through Him.
I have been guilty in times of want that I have forced or manipulated the means by which I acquire the false need I may be seeking. Whatever godless maneuver I use in this scenario comes from selfish motives and in the end leads to an unfulfilled result.
I use this illustration in contrast to the means by which God relates to us. He wants us to choose a relationship with Him. He will not force or manipulate that course of action. He is already drawn in with us and waits patiently for us to draw into Him. His fulfillment comes by us choosing life through Him by means of our own discovery of His truth.
My journey took me through a battleground of scrambled choices before I found my way and accepted this truth. I had to fight through my own deceptions and come to my own conclusions along the way. They were not thrust upon me as a “no way out” scenario.
God wants us to find our way to Him through a genuine desire to seek Him. There is no value to Him in a no-choice decision on our part. When we do find our way to life in Him, He calls on heaven and earth to witness this choice and rejoice. We become fulfilled by this earthly choice and as we choose life we live in eternity.
May God Bless You and Give You Grace.