How Your Choices Define You! Part Seven
“Know that the Lord, he is God! He made us, and we are his; we are his people and the sheep of his pasture.” Psalm 100:3
Making tough choices can be scary, but remember that you are not alone. There are people who will support you, and there are resources available. The Bible says, “without counsel, plans fail” (Proverbs 15:22). This means that it’s important to seek wise counsel when making decisions. A prayer is also a powerful tool when it comes to making tough choices. God can give you clarity and direction when you pray for guidance. Seek input from your prayer partner or counselor. Remember, you are not alone in this journey!
Making choices is a part of life. We all have to make them, and sometimes they’re not easy. But when we make the wrong choice, it can be costly. That’s what happened to the prodigal son in the Bible. He asked his father for his inheritance early, and his father obliged. But the son’s plan failed miserably. He wound up losing everything, which led him to become homeless and a beggar. But he eventually realized his mistakes and decided to go home and ask for forgiveness. His father was waiting for him with open arms and a heart full of love when he got there.
1 John 1:9 says, “If we confess our sins, he is faithful and just to forgive our sins and cleanse us from all unrighteousness.”
Have you made mistakes in the past and learned from them? What have you done to make them right? Are you willing to forgive yourself or ask for forgiveness if happened that it affects your relationship with God and others around you? Dear brethren, deciding to forgive ourselves and ask for forgiveness from our heavenly father is a big step, but it will clear the obstacle to grace. Everyone makes mistakes. We all have done things we wish we could take back, but the great news is that no matter what you have done, God is waiting for you with open arms.
The best part is that God will make your path straight if you come to Him with a repentant heart. No matter what your past looks like, God is ready to forgive you and welcome you back into His family in Jesus’ name. Amen. Ephesians 1:7 says, “In Christ, we have redemption through his blood, the forgiveness of our trespasses, according to the riches of his grace.”
1. Oh Lord, I am so grateful for this opportunity you have given me to know that you love me.
2. Thank you for giving me the strength to walk through life knowing that I can do anything through Christ.
3. I pray that God will clear your mind from every burden of mistakes you have made in the past and give you the grace you need to move forward in Jesus’ name. Amen.