There are many options in life from which to choose…a smorgasbord if you will. Back in the 70’s as a teenager, my favorite restaurant was Duff’s Buffet in Lexington, Kentucky. You guessed it, they had these carousels of food with every high fat, high carb, nutrient depleted, food-like substances that a sixteen-year-old teen boy could possibly dream. One whole carousel was dedicated to desserts…I just gained a few pounds writing about it. The point I’d like to make in this blog is simply that given the many choices and options before us on so many fronts of life, we might only come to realize the detrimental ones when the effects have grasped us beyond the point of repentance. My apostolic father is fond of saying, “Have compassion on your future.” The message is clear…the choices you make today will effect you one way or another…along with those who are in relationship to you.
“Behold, I will do something new, Now it will spring forth; Will you not be aware of it? I will even make a roadway in the wilderness, Rivers in the desert.” Isaiah 43:19
Yahweh, speaking to Judah through the prophet Isaiah, expresses that the old paths would not lead them where the new vision would be realized. Yahweh’s commitment to fulfill His Word to His people would require them to pay attention so that He could direct their paths. Of course, Yahshua’s message continued this theme throughout His ministry…something about the lack of wisdom in putting new wine into old wine skins.
Presently, at the writing of this blog, our country is entrenched in a political conundrum related to whom we might choose to preside over this country for the next four years. Our nation is leading the world in poor health and obesity. There are diet options of full fat, low carb, clean foods, organic foods, vegan, whole foods and trim healthy mama. Given that the religious world is using to the same 66 books, more or less, to derive their theology, there are over 2000 different denominational organizations that interpret the same Bible differently. There are Calvinists, Armenians, Dispensationalists, Charismatics, Pentecostals, Baptists, Catholics, atheists, gracers, Kingdomers, etc. There are so many parenting and educational options from homeschooling to public education to private schools. So what happens when your stream dries up and you’re way out in the desert of wrong decisions without resources?
Wisdom tells us to finish before we start and to choose wisely who we will serve. Before you subject and possibly enslave yourself to an uninformed choice or the status quo, inquire of the Spirit of the Father, Who has the ability to draw out of the depths of Yahweh His secret, unrevealed purposes (1 Cor. 2:10). Swimming upstream may be more strenuous, but there are usually no deadly waterfalls drawing you to destruction.