We all make hundreds of decisions each day and thousands if not a million in a week.
Some are incredibly insignificant such as what kind of muffin; blueberry or cinnamon.
Others could have greater impact in the short-term, turn left or go straight at the next traffic light.
And still others take on a much greater importance such as to take a full time job or go to college.
There are also those also that seem life altering and they are; such as getting married, move across country for the career or become a missionary.
As many of our son’s and daughters get ready to graduate high school and potentially move away from home for the first time I think this message of unchangeable choices which hold life long ramifications is critical to convey (or re-convey).
An unchangeable choice is one that once made and the consequences come to bear they can never be undone or if they can be altered it comes with painful consequences.
- Getting your girlfriend pregnant
- Catching a sexually transmitted disease
- Having an abortion
- Committing a crime
- Committing suicide
Yes through Christ there may be found forgiveness and redemption however you cannot avoid the life-altering consequences that comes with it.
You can change a house, a college choice, a career and even get divorced and have an abortion but you cannot un-abort, or un-suicide, un-std, or un-steal.
Yes you can indulge in the pleasures and shortcuts in life that Satan puts on our options list, but if the consequences are reaped it will be something you live with the rest of your life.
The expression of wisdom doesn’t comes from knowing you have choices but moreover having the courage to make a stand on the decisions that extend life and promote our dreams and avoid at all cost making the short-sighted decisions that can shut the door on or make incredibly harder the hopes and dreams you currently have.
Father God we pray for protection over our son’s and daughters that are graduating high school and soon to be walking into a major life transition. May their newfound freedom with driving, money, relationships and living situations not tempt them beyond their ability to make wise choices or make irreversible life-altering decisions. Help them to know they always have an advocate in You Lord and that the Holy Spirit within those who are saved will always be the guidepost to making life affirming choices that will open exciting new horizons every step of the way.
We place their care and protection in your all powerful and capable hands Lord. Surround our children with men and women who know You well and will help continue to guide and nurture our children while they are away from us. In the mighty and precious name of Jesus we pray.