Every day of our lives we are faced with choices. Some choices are easy to make, and some choices are not. The decision we decide on can make all the difference between something as simple as trying a new flavor of ice cream and loving it, or as upsetting as choosing to wait to fill the gas tank, then having to walk to the gas station.
Sometimes the choices we make can lead us on great adventures, instill good self-esteem, and fill our hearts with love, or our choices can take us down paths of self-doubt where our imperfections stand out like a sore thumb, making it difficult to believe in ourselves.
Sometimes, the people we meet on our path are there to help guide us in making good choices. Sometimes we listen and sometimes we do not. Sometimes those we meet, hope we make the wrong choice leading us down a dark path of destruction. Here a choice, there a choice; what will it be, good or bad.
I make questionable choices every day. For instance, when I feel stressed, I can guarantee you that my choice of dealing with it will be to grab something sweet, very sweet. And not just for a little snack. All I have to say is cookies do not stand a chance during those rough emotional times. I could go on and on about the mistakes I have made in my seventy years. But that is okay. We all make good choices and bad choices; it is part of life. However, it is what we learn from our choices that makes all the difference.
I have learned a lot about life over the years but must admit, I still have a lot to learn. However, the most important thing I have realized is the role prayer plays when making important decisions.
In fact, I pray on just about every decision I have to make. And yes, I pray about the sweets that tempt me when I am feeling weak. All I have to say is that it is a prayer in progress.
I want you to remember that when we make a bad choice, it is not the end of the world. However, it weighs us down when we continue to make the same choice over and over again.
Choices and good decisions are not always easy to make. In fact, some choices might be the hardest we will ever have to face. During those times, praying for guidance then listening with our hearts, often lead to the right choice.
Today, as I was looking for a reference for my story I opened the book where I knew I would find the answer, my Bible. I found many scriptures that addressed choices and decisions. All though they were all wonderful, one stood out for me.
Psalm 119: 105
Your word is a lamp to guide me and a light for my path.
This beautiful scripture says it all. He is our light. He is the One that can help us make good decisions for the choices we face daily. Give Him a try, what do you have to lose?