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TRUST

KELLI CHUN

Deuteronomy 30: 19-20

“I call heaven and earth to witness against you today, that I have set before you life and death, blessing and curse. Therefore choose life, that you and your offspring may live, loving the Lord your God, obeying his voice and holding fast to him, for he is your life and length of days, that you may dwell in the land that the Lord swore to your fathers….”

Our lives are full of choices. We wake up in the morning and are immediately faced with a number of decisions to make – do we press the snooze button, get out of bed, or turn off our alarm completely?! What do I wear today? What should I eat? What time should I go to bed? Do I stick to the routine or do something that takes me out of my comfort zone? Do I reach out to someone I know is hurting or keep to myself? Do I walk in integrity or should I cut corners to get ahead? The choices continue all day long — some don’t seem to make a big difference, while others can make a lasting impact on our lives or others.

Personally, I hate making choices because I’m afraid of missing out on something that could be better. What if I choose one thing, but the other option ends up being better? What if I end up disappointed with my choice? A lot of times, those questions make it difficult for me to choose anything.

God has given us the freedom to make a pretty important decision with our lives. He gives us the choice between life and death, blessings and curses. The choice is ours — and it changes everything. This choice may seem obvious when we see it laid out…of course we would prefer blessings to curses, or life to the fullest over death. However, we often tend to make choices that don’t lead to the full life God wants us to choose. When we hold on to our fear, our insecurities, our sin, or our selfish desires, we are choosing death. When we choose to trust God and follow his truth, we are walking in the life he encourages us to choose because he knows it will be better for us in the long run. This doesn’t guarantee that choosing life will make everything easy, but it will make it worthwhile. We may miss out on some things, but we will experience far more than we could ever imagine!

QUESTION 1. What makes it difficult for you to make decisions in your everyday life? What is at the root of that struggle?
QUESTION 2. In what areas of your life do you need to choose life more often? What does that look like practically for you?
CHALLENGE: Try choosing life in one new area of your life today. Shift your perspective and see how God meets you in that decision.