This is our B moment. Our moment to be still…to be fed by the Word of God…to be grateful.
Scripture reference: Matthew 7:13 (ESV)
Today, I am thinking about how our choices determine our destination. I began thinking about this as I realized that the season of graduation is surely upon us.
This is a special time for graduates as they are embarking on a new part of their lives. They are starting to think about where they’re going, how they’re going to get there, and the new beginnings ahead of them.
However, what’s truly significant is the plethora of choices we make in life.
Many graduates understand that their choices have consequences, and that for some of those choices, they will be in the driver’s seat. They know that if they study hard and make good grades, they will ultimately be presented with many good opportunities.
Yet, there are other choices that we do not necessarily control. These are the times when life seems to just happen to us.
When I turn to the Scriptures, I look at Joseph’s life, a man who was sold into slavery and put into prison for a crime he didn’t commit. While I’m sure he didn’t plan for a prison cell to be a destination spot on his journey, Joseph chose not to become bitter after being in prison. Instead, he chose to forgive his brothers for selling him into slavery.
Through this choice—this reaction to a situation he could not control—Joseph was able to ultimately go from a prison cell to a palace.
Therefore, the most important question is how will we choose to react when life just happens to us. Remember, our choices determine our destination. So the next time we feel like life is happening to us and not for us, make a good choice by clinging to these words: “Enter by the narrow gate. For the gate is wide and the way is easy that leads to destruction, and those that enter by it are many.” Matthew 7:13 (ESV)
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So today, make the right choice knowing that life is happening for you.