Greetings Family, When I was a kid my mother would always instruct me about my behavior as I left the house with these words…”remember who you are.” These words were both reproof and reminder that there was a certain expectation of me…a certain behavior that was acceptable and that was not acceptable. As I heard these words, which I often did not want to hear because of my plans and intentions for the day, I was reminded of what was right and wrong, and these words confirmed in my mind the expectation was that I would do the right things.
Doing the right thing is not always the easiest route to follow. In fact, it is most often the path that requires more courage and tenacity of you. However, the right path always ultimately yields the richest blessings. I remember, many years ago, hearing old preachers and deacons pray about “giving up the wrong for the right.” That meant that the Christian journey requires us to turn from the wrong alternative to select that which is right and pleasing in the eyes of God.
Everyday each of us must make choices. It has often been said that the choices that you make today will determine the choices that will be afforded to you tomorrow. Indeed this true. It is therefore important that we do the right thing each day..that we make the right choices so that new avenues of opportunity will be opened up to us. Decision-making is the skill that is required for you to be able to make right choices. A good friend once lamented, after a person he knew in authority made a wrong choice, “Doc, it’s really unfortunate that people don’t realize how the choices that they make can affect other people’s destinies.” It is certainly true that our choices not only impact our lives but the lives of others. The weight of this reality is tremendous.
Do the right thing. Make the correct choice. Choose the better path. It will not only bless you, but many others for generations to come.
I Choose Christ,
Pastor J. M. Hurst