It is with great delight I welcome you to this glorious month, where God is set to visit us much more than before. This month, by the special grace of God, I will be teaching on Making Right Choices.
The word ‘choice’ means to select somebody or something from a number of alternatives. That is to say, without any doubt, that we are creatures of choice, and we make choices on a daily basis. The choices we make affect our future. Good choices enhance our future and destinies and vice versa. You must choose life in order to live. God respects whatever choice we make, and the devil has no option than to respect our choices.
Choices are powerful and they have a lot to do with our destinies. Wrong choices can bring about ruin, while right choices bring about excellence. There is no better time to learn how to choose wisely than during the teenage years.
I want you to know that God honours the choices that you make. God will not choose for you, rather He validates your choices. In Genesis, God brought all the animals and every creature to Adam, giving him a choice to give names to all of them. And out of the ground the LORD God formed every beast of the field, and every fowl of the air; and brought them unto Adam to see what he would call them: and whatsoever Adam called every living creature, that was the name thereof (Genesis 2:19). God honoured Adam’s choice of names for all animals!
The choices we make are largely determined by how informed we are. When you are well informed, you will make life-transforming choices. My husband says: “To be uninformed is to be deformed.” If you are not well informed, the choices you make can deform your destiny. So, broaden your information base, get informed!
Before you make any choice, get necessary information on the subject matter from godly proven sources. Ask relevant questions, if need be from appropriate sources. Seek counsel from godly counselors if necessary. Be adequately informed, so you can make quality decision.
The importance of the place of wisdom in making wise and right choices cannot be overemphasized. Wisdom is the principal ingredient in making right choices.
To fail a principal subject as a student, is to be a principal failure! To make sound decisions, you need sound wisdom. Wisdom means correct application of knowledge. It is knowledge correctly acquired and applied.
Relationships/friendships are vital to destiny. Your association defines your destination. The relationships you enter into never leave you the same; they either add to you or take away from you. They never leave you neutral. The Bible says in the Book ofProverbs 13:20: He that walketh with wise men shall be wise: but a companion of fools shall be destroyed.
Also, remember that friendship is not by force, but by choice. There is an account in the Bible in 2 Samuel 13, about Amnon the son of David, who had a bad friend called Jonadab. He got a bad counsel from his friend to lay with his half-sister. He took to his advice, and this cost him his life.
After he had died, this same bad friend went ahead to break the news of his death to his father, David. Can you imagine, the one who gave the wrong counsel lived, while the one who chose a bad friend lost his life. What a pity!
This, therefore, calls for caution, on the importance of making right choices wisely. This is why you need wisdom, and the help of the Holy Spirit in making your choice on any subject matter.
Before you make choices, contact the Holy Spirit, give Him room, involve Him by speaking in tongues and wait to hear Him lead and guide you.
The place of wisdom is the ultimate in making right and wise choices. Only the children of God are privileged to access this wisdom. Becoming a child of God demands confessing your sins and accepting Jesus as your Lord and Saviour. In case you are not yet born again and you would like to, please say this prayer with me: Dear Lord Jesus, I come to You today, I am a sinner. I believe You died and rose on the third day for my sins. I accept You as my Lord and Saviour. Make me a child of God today.
Congratulations! You are now born again! All-round rest and peace are guaranteed you, in Jesus’ Name. Call or write, and share your testimonies with me through firstname.lastname@example.org, and email@example.com; OR 07026385437 and 08141320204.
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