Do you see that there are two paths and yet it is one and the same–the path that you see.
Many see it as a fork in the road and they have a choice, a decision to make. But, in reality, it is one path. Your choices determine your direction, but it is one path; it leads to life; it leads to death, depending on which way you face–the choice you make, the steps you place.
Do you see then that moving forward only comes from being consistent in your choices? For if you are contrary, you turn away–you head that way.
The double minded man spends his life in the same spot; continually turning, neither advancing nor retreating, he digs a hole right where he is.
“If any of you lacks wisdom, let him ask God, who gives to all men generously and without reproaching, and it will be given him. But let him ask in faith, with no doubting, for he who doubts is like a wave of the sea that is driven and tossed by the wind. For that person must not suppose that a double minded man, unstable in all his ways, will receive anything from the Lord.” James 1:5-8
All are encompassed by the life they choose.
One might say, ‘I am accountable to no one,’ for they are ‘the maker of the life they lead.’ Yet, when they die, many look to Me to blame, as if I had failed–as if I could be untrue.
“There is a way which seems right to a man, but its end is the way to death. Even in laughter the heart is sad, and the end of joy is grief. A perverse man will be filled with the fruit of his ways.” Proverbs 14:12-14
Man builds his life by the choices he makes, by the words he speaks, by the actions he takes.
“Death and life are in the power of the tongue, and those who love it will eat its fruits.” Proverbs 18:21
“Listen to advice and accept instruction, that you may gain wisdom for the future.” Proverbs 19: 20-21
Even the food he eats is a choice. It will nourish the body and cause it to thrive or deplete the very life he’s been given.
- Choose life or choose death.
- Build up or tear down
- Walk forward or stand still.
Blessing or cursing–you choose!
For every effect there is a cause. One tries to figure out–why? And would conclude–Because–this.
For every cause will be.
Think about what you will cause to be.
Choose what you want to be.
“Does not wisdom call, does not understanding raise her voice? On the heights beside the way, in the paths she takes her stand; beside the gates in front of the town, at the entrance of the portals she cries aloud: To you, O men, I call, and my cry is to the sons of men.” Proverbs 8:1-4
“And now, my sons, listen to me. Happy is the man who listens to me, watching daily at my gates, waiting beside my doors. For he who finds me finds life and obtains favor from the Lord; but he who misses me injures himself; and all who hate me love death.” Proverbs 8:32-36
“Give instruction to a wise man, and he will be still wiser; teach a righteous man and he will increase in learning. The fear of the Lord is the beginning of wisdom, and the knowledge of the Holy One is insight. For by me your days will be multiplied, and years will be added to your life.” Proverbs 9:9-11
“And he said to me, It is done! I am the Alpha and the Omega, the beginning and the end. To the thirsty I will give water without price from the fountain of the water of life. He who conquers shall have this heritage, and I will be his God and he shall be my son.” Revelation 21:6-7