Joshua 24:15 And if it seem evil unto you to serve the LORD, choose you this day whom ye will serve; whether the gods which your fathers served that were on the other side of the flood, or the gods of the Amorites, in whose land ye dwell: but as for me and my house, we will serve the LORD.
I have had the privilege of working with young people for over two decades. I have seen so many young people pass through our church, that are now adults, that are serving the Lord in ministry here and abroad, or faithfully serving as “lay-people” in our local church. They have amazing families that love each other and are going the same direction. Their love for the Lord and their family is evident! No, they are not perfect, but they have the joy of the Lord.
Sadly, I have also seen young people who have come to our church that have a very different story. I see some with hurt, broken families, regret, addiction, and bitterness. When I see this my heart breaks for them. These same young people sat under the same preaching, went to the same church, had the same activities, and some even went to the same Christian school.
What was the difference? Why did these young people who grew up in the same “environment” turn out so differently? I believe there are many factors, but all these factors come out to one… I believe it comes down to “decisions.” The decisions you make today will impact your future tomorrow.
What type of decisions are you making today? How will it affect your future? How will it affect your family’s future?
As Christians, let’s make the right decisions. Make sure our decisions are prayer-filled, counsel-sought, and biblically-based and not emotionally-charged, lustfully-desired, or financially-driven.
The success of the men of faith, their efforts, and their courage, came because they had something in common, they were people who lived in the Word of God.
Life does not consist of that which we possess. Joy doesn’t come from getting what we want.