A Choice Between Equals
Love you all, praying for you,
I just love God’s Word. It gives you wisdom to choose well. This year, you are sure to face choices. How you choose can be as important as what you choose. How will you choose? You need to decide that, before you decide what you will choose. What is the biggest difference between one person and another? Choices. Everyone's life is affected by a lot of things, background, environment etc. but nothing affects your life more – than your choices. That’s why Joshua asked the people, Choose you this day whom you will serve… but as for me and my house… He already made his choice. Once you decide who decides – decisions become easier. Here’s an important question to consider… Does God have a perfect will for you? Or does he just give us choices and we can take whichever path we wish? Some people believe that? I do not. What do you believe? Because what you believe will effect your actions and your attitude, it will effect how you think and the actions you take. One of the devil’s greatest ploys and punks include getting people to think things are equals when they are not… Even the world understands this phenomenon, there is even a logic term for it. False equivalence – a logical fallacy that occurs when someone incorrectly asserts that two or more things are equivalent, simply because they share some characteristics, despite the fact that there are also notable differences between them. False equivalents generally exaggerate the degree of similarity, the importance of similarity, and ignore the important differences between the things being equated. Someone may falsely equate murder with loss of life on the battlefield in war. Just because someone dies at the hand of someone else, doesn’t mean it’s murder. An executioner for example, has a duty to uphold the sentence handed down for heinous deeds committed, after a fair trial by jury of their peers. That’s not murder, that's justice. Equating a parent spanking a child with a child punching their sister, is a false equivalent. The devil is a master deceiver. Two choices may have similarities, but fundamental differences - they're not equal. Some choices if you allow yourself to equate them – it’s because you ignored the glaring difference. If God considers choices basically equal… then why did He say He has plans for you. That He will show you the way best for you, the way chosen for you... that He will lead you in the way you should go. Choices aren’t equal. God’s plan for you or your plan for you – are very different. Just because you get confused, doesn’t mean two choices are equivalents. How do you guard against it. Stop thinking about things you could do, that list is endless. If God wants you to do something – He will tell you. Until He does, keep your hand to the plow in what He did tell you to do. If you are ever at a standstill, #1 Go back to the last thing you know He told you. #2 Get Godly counsel. #3 Ask God to show you if and where you are missing something, and specifically what to do. Don’t consider several alternatives - ask Him about the first. Seek God with a PiVAT Decision Tool – one choice at a time. This new thing – this new choice that presented itself. Is this what God has for you or not. Sometimes, He already told you to do something else, and you haven’t finished yet. So why are you thinking about this? It’s not even worth doing a PiVAT Decision Tool about. Did you finish what God told you to do? You gotta finish this thing before you go to the next thing, or you won't finish anything. God has a plan for you, even though there are others plans you could follow. God has the best choice for you, even though there are other choices available. But if God just leaves it up to you, He’s not really leading you… you are. Praying that you will ask God – that you will do what He says with all your heart. That you will be open to what He has next, but fully focus on the task at hand. Finish this first… then ask God what to do next. Otherwise, you will be like the waves of the sea, bouncing back and forth. God says if you need wisdom, ask Him. Sometimes if you’re not hearing him… it might be because He isn’t saying anything. He’s already told you before… but you weren’t listening, or you're not obeying. So what do you believe? Did God promise to lead you in the way you should go, in the way chosen for you? Or did He say just make the best choice you can. The Holy Spirit is how He leads you - You won’t always hear perfectly, but if you ask Him, He will tell you. That’s how you walk in the way chosen for you, revealed by the God who can see the future who knows what’s best for you, and loves you more than anybody you know! Praying that you will Ask Him, that you’ll Do it, that you’ll keep doing it, not get distracted. You can surely trust Him, He has good for you! He promised.
Love you all,
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Kelly Kamentz - Jesus follower, husband, father, and friend, helping others surrender time, thoughts, money, and testimony, to fulfill their purpose!