“I had no choice!’ I bet at one point in your life you have uttered those words. In whatever situation we find ourselves in, we always have a choice. We usually make the above statement because we do not like the consequences of a particular choice but that does not negate the fact that the choice is there. When God created Adam, he gave him the power of choice.
16 And the LORD God commanded the man, saying, “You may freely (unconditionally) eat [the fruit] from every tree of the garden; 17 but [only] from the tree of the knowledge (recognition) of good and evil you shall not eat, otherwise on the day that you eat from it, you shall most certainly [h]die [because of your disobedience].”
Adam had various options before him and God comes in and tells him the right thing to do but ultimately Adam had to make his own choice. Adam was in the perfect environment, there was no sin but he still made the wrong choice and sin entered into the world. At times we blame our environment or even our circumstances but Adam had all things perfect and yet he still made the wrong choice.
Like Adam every day we exercise that God given power to choose. Do we choose to serve God or not, do we choose to do the right thing when no one is watching or not?
Do we choose the way to eternal life or eternal damnation?
Do we choose the way that leads to God blessings or the path to curses and destruction?
The power to choose is one of the most amazing gifts that God has given man but one that needs to be handled responsibly because every choice has consequences. Every choice we make sets our life off in a particular direction. The choice that Adam and Eve made set us on a course of sin and oppression from the enemy but thank God that He made the choice to send Jesus our savior to redeem us.
We sometimes make the wrong choices and when the consequences catch up with us, we shift the blame. We blame God, we blame our parents, we blame our environment, and basically we don’t take responsibility for our choices we blame others.
Who you are and where you are is as a result of the choices you have made in your life. You have the power to choose the path you will walk today, Gods word is a lamp unto our feet and a light to our path. When we read it and apply it then we will know the right choices to make in all situations.