Choosing the right door.
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Twin doors. One house. If you choose to enter, which door will you choose? Will it matter since you will be entering one house? Or is there something different, something special, through each door? How do you choose?
Sometimes we have critical choices to make. Do I open this door and walk through it, or do I enter through the second door? Do I go to the university in my home town, or do I attend one several states away? Do I pick the job that will provide security for my family, or the one that seems more interesting? Do I place my parents in skilled care, or move them in with me and care for them myself?
So many doors in our lives. So many choices. It’s not simple for us when the choices aren’t always clear. We become paralyzed by fear—fear of making the wrong choice. We cry out to God for His help.
“Show me the right path, O Lord;
point out the road for me to follow.
Lead me by your truth and teach me,
for you are the God who saves me.
All day long I put my hope in you.
Remember, O Lord, your compassion and unfailing love,
which you have shown from long ages past.”
Psalm 25:4-6 New Life Version
The Lord’s plan for us doesn’t always spell out what we should choose. God gives us freedom to make many choices. He provides us with His wisdom and knowledge to make the important decisions in our lives. We can trust Him.
“Trust your work to the Lord, and your plans will work out well.”
Proverbs 16:3 New Life Version
Yet the choices we make in our earthly life are not what are most important. Choosing a relationship with Him is the most significant choice you will ever make.
“Yet I still belong to you;
you hold my right hand.
You guide me with your counsel,
leading me to a glorious destiny.
Whom have I in heaven but you?
I desire you more than anything on earth.”
Psalm 73:23-25 New Life Version
We belong to God. He chose us. He loves us. He longs to be close to us—to seek only Him, His counsel, His thoughts and His mind. He wants only the best for us. And He wants us to live with Him forever. Pursue a relationship with Him more than anything on earth.
That is the best choice you will ever make.
Copyright text and photo Desiree Bustamante