Choices. My choices. Your choices.
They are not separate and apart.
It is not about me; it is not about you.
My life affects you as yours impacts me.
Though our paths are different,
We meet at the crossroad
Where Jesus waits.
That crossroad in our lives, where we will meet each other heart-to-heart and soul-to-soul, is the place of worship, the place of prayer, the place of tears and joy, the place of redemption. What we bring with us to that meeting place can be a positive or a negative exchange of influence. Will we bring encouragement, joy, burdens, weariness, sadness, hope, love, sorrow, loss, peace? Whatever we bring, there will be an effect on our Christian brothers and sisters, on our children and grandchildren, on our families, on all those we encounter. There will be an impact on our worship, on our fellowship, on our singing, on our hearing and listening, on our reading of the Word, on our prayers. There will be an influence we will take with us as we leave to follow our own paths and make our choices in life.
These life choices are so important. They should be thoughtfully considered. They must be prayerfully brought to the Lord. Your choice may save a soul, leading the way to Jesus. My choice may cause someone to stumble and wander away from the crossroad, lost. I may affect your choice in some way, and you might impact mine. We share responsibility toward each other.
God gave us choice in this earthly life. We can be deliberate in trying to make the right decisions on our life journey as we meet others, or we can be selfish in choosing what we want as if we are on a solitary path, affecting only ourselves. Such a lone path does not exist. There is always a place where paths intersect, and even, at times, follow parallel lines, side by side, before truly joining at the crossroad where Jesus waits.
Let us carry Light with us on every path, every intersection, and every encounter. It is my choice. It is your choice. The choice we have is to meet Jesus and take Him with us on our path through life–or pass on by without Him. We are each at the crossroad daily, with every choice we make.
“You are the salt of the earth, but if salt has lost its taste, how shall its saltiness be restored? It is no longer good for anything except to be thrown out and trampled under people’s feet. You are the light of the world. A city set on a hill cannot be hidden. Nor do people light a lamp and put it under a basket, but on a stand, and it gives light to all in the house. In the same way, let your light shine before others, so that they may see your good works and give glory to your Father who is in heaven. ” (Matthew 5:13-16)
God gave us choice in this life.
Will we meet Him?
Where He waits for us?
At the crossroad of every choice?
(Sharon G. Tate blog 07/24/16) teacherforjesus.com Meditations on God’s Word