It kind of inspired me to remember that God is there among all the beginnings and endings. In fact, 2012 was a year of many endings for me. The end of my 20s, the completion of my master's degree, and a lot of changes in other areas. And all through the year, the words Ask and Wisdom were with me. I have found that God does answer, and that he is willing to make our paths straight when we trust in him. When I woke up this morning, my bible was still in Deuteronomy, and so I read the whole chapter. It begins with an admonition to share God with others as one who has experienced Him first hand. I did not just hear about God, I know him. I am in relationship with him. And I have seen him work miracles in my life. Then, toward the end of the chapter, there is a verse (v. 26) which is found in similar words often throughout Deuteronomy. “Look, today I am giving you the choice between a blessing and a curse!"
And there it was. My word. Choice. Freedom leads to choice. It offers choices but also the responsibility to choose. But my word is not choose, it's choice... as I looked deeper, here are a few things I've found.
- Choice is an option, and an opportunity
- Choice requires the right or power to choose
- Choice also implies an abundance or variety of things to choose from
- Choice as an adjective refers to the best or most preferable part of something
It will be a challenge. If you know me well, you know I tend toward being indecisive...to choosing the path or least resistance, or doing what I think will make others happy. So I think it will be hard to me to make some choices in the next year. But maybe that's why God's given me a whole year to work on it.
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