The world we live in is a stage where we demonstrate our choice. God stopped eternity for a, “Time” to give us this opportunity to choose our fate right here on earth. Things are not like they we in the Garden where the perfection of God was everywhere. In the garden every choice but one was a choice for God’s love and there was no knowledge of evil until the fruit of the Tree of Good and Evil had been eaten.
In our world things are just the opposite. God’s perfection is continuously being destroyed by the activities of man. In our world there is only one choice for God’s love and that is the tree of life that is Jesus Christ. In addition, the knowledge of evil is all around us as are people ready to do evil. Therefore, there are evil choices everywhere in our world. Choices that make us feel good, choices that lead to riches and choices that make us important in the eyes of others. All of these can become stumbling blocks for us.
But one thing is certain and that is that we all have the power to choose and we make choices every day. Do we choose to love or to hate, reveal the truth or tell a lie, save life or to kill, be a friend or an enemy, help others or help ourselves, live for God or server the devil? The choices are all up to us. We can make our lives be what ever we want them to be.
Our choice to live for Jesus is the difficult road, the road less traveled; the narrow path if you will. It is the choice of pure love. It is a difficult path because the world does not understand it any more than the darkness can understand the light. It is a genuine search to find God, to walk on the pathway to His door, to do His will, to attempt to become like Him, to know Him and have a personal relationship with Him that will last forever. In this relationship we will become one with Jesus in marriage. Our life here on earth is to prepare the way for His return in a similar way to John the Baptist, who prepared the way for His first coming.
Those of you who choose this path toward life should consider reading the Vision statement section of my book entitled, “Possess the Vision: Doing so will give some great options on how to participate with other Christians in a world wide ministry. The following passages present important steps to take prior to entering into ministry.