Today on the radio, I heard the following statement: "Indecision may or may not be my problem." I laughed out loud! That hit close to home!

Indecision has frequently caused me to procrastinate. I have a "to-do" pile that is expanding because I'm not sure what action to take. I'll think that perhaps this might be the way to go, only to rethink that decision, and ultimately, I end up taking no action at all.

But there is one decision that I made almost 30 years ago that I will never rethink. I made the choice to accept the gift of salvation that God so generously offered. Moses told the Israelites, "Today I have given you the choice between life and death, between blessings and curses. ... Oh, that you would choose life, that you and your descendents might live! Choose to love the LORD your God and obey Him and commit yourself to Him, for He is your life." (Deut. 30:19-20) I chose life on Sept. 9, 1979.

But I find that I must choose every day to walk according to that life. Joshua said, "Choose this day whom you will serve." Each day presents itself with new challenges that test my decision of 30 years ago. According to a footnote in my Bible, "The people had to decide whether they would obey the Lord, who had proven His trustworthiness. ... It's easy to slip into a quiet rebellion - going about life in your own way. But the time comes when you have to choose who or what will control you? The choice is yours. Will it be God, your own limited personality, or another imperfect substitute? Once you have chosen to be controlled by God's Spirit, reaffirm your choice every day."

Have you reaffirmed your choice to serve the Lord today? As Bob Dylan sang, "You gotta serve somebody." So, if you find that you're not serving the Lord, who are you serving? Have you been going your own way? Has a minor incident caused a major disconnect with God? Remember that as many steps as you may have taken away from God, it's only just one step back - back into fellowship with Him and the blessings that accompany that relationship.


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