October 19, 2006

 

By faith Moses, when he was grown up, refused to be called the son of Pharaoh's daughter, choosing rather to be mistreated with the people of God than to enjoy the fleeting pleasures of sin.

 

--Hebrews 11:24-25

 

The Christian life is a series of choices that we make. Sometimes we make the right decision that blesses the Lord—and sometimes we make unwise choices that dishonor Him and lead us to seek forgiveness and restoration.

 

Your character can be defined as the summation of all the choices you make in life. Choices can be powerful and they can shape your life. Someone once said, “First you make your choice, and then your choice makes you.”

 

Moses’ decision to forsake the pleasures of Egypt as Pharaoh’s son is a wonderful example of how our choices can lead us in a different direction and shape our ultimate destiny for Christ. In a society of many celebrities, but few real heroes, Moses stands out to us as a real hero of faith who made the right decision.

 

Even though Moses lived like a prince in Egypt, he knew he was a Jew, and he decided to follow God by identifying with His people.

 

At about age 40, Moses knew God was calling him to do something important. So, instead of taking the easy way out and staying with his life of luxury, Moses said, “Yes, Lord.” And he followed God in faith.

 

Like Moses, God often calls you and me to stand up in the midst of difficult situations and say, “Yes, Lord!” It may not always be easy, but I challenge you to follow God regardless. Who knows? A wise choice you make today could change the rest of your life!

 

BE WILLING TO say “Yes, Lord,” and follow GOD’S LEADING in faith.