Choices. We make them everyday. Almost ever minute. I just had to make a choice concerning the subject of this week's blog subject. The first that came to mind was Paula Deen and her recent fall from grace. I realized if I wrote about her that I would be writing, not so much about her, but about the poor choices she has made. However, I realized that if I were to write about Paula, I would make some people mad and others happy based on how I chose to represent her. I chose not to talk about Paula.
I nearly chose to write about the Supreme Court's rulings on voter's rights and same-sex marriages. But considering the passion some feel about these two subjects, I came to realize that I would not sway anyone with my humble opinions. You would either comment on this blog about how smart or stupid I am. I get that enough. So I chose not to write about the Supreme Court.
If you really think about it; the choices we make everyday dictate the direction of our lives. Bad choices have caused me to gain weight, lose friends, anger my spouse, and nearly lose my life.
Good choices have blessed me with two great sons, a faithful wife, a fulfilling career, and a reservation in heaven.
I have come to believe that my life is the sum of the choices that I have made. I have also come to realize that bad choices almost always lead to pain. Either to me or someone I love. And good choices inevitably lead to blessings. If you don't believe me ask Lindsey Lohan, Paula Deen, or Jimmy Swaggert.
We have an internal compass to guide us to make good decisions. Those who do not follow Christ have a conscience. Those who do follow Christ have the supernatural assistance of the Holy Spirit Who dwells within them. Either way we have to reject the safeguards God has placed in our lives if we are to make bad choices. Just ask Adam or Eve; or Aaron Hernandez.