As the morning began to break and the sights and sounds of the spring turkey woods came on strong, it became apparent that the birds we were after did not roost where they “always do.” And when the gobblers flew down, we quickly realized all the action was happening in the neighboring pasture…not in front of our decoys. As we’ve done so many times in the past, my buddy and I found ourselves asking the question, “Should we stay or should we go?” A pile of choices had to be made. Do we pick up all our gear and try to set up closer to the action? Do we go find other birds? Do we leave and come back later? My buddy answered the questions when he said, “We gotta be patient. Let’s just sit tight and wait on them.” My buddy knew that whether it was 30 minutes or 3 hours later, the birds would eventually come to the field we were in. He was right! One hour after our anxious desire to make something happen nearly led us to move, four longbeards stepped out of the woods and made their way to our location. Two of the four didn’t make it out alive!
Choices. Big ones…small ones…we face choices every single day of our lives. Some are very simple decisions that we seldom realize we’ve even made. However some are life-changing. Some choices will affect the way we do life today….and some will dramatically impact how we live life tomorrow.
We often seek guidance from a friend or family member on the choices we make. We want them to help us decide, or maybe to make us feel better about the choices we make.
However, in the midst of all the decisions we make, whether large or small, none is greater than the choice of who or what we will serve. Sure, that sounds silly. But the fact is we are all seeking and serving something or someone. For some it’s relationships, for others it’s money, jobs, or material things. However, the greatest choice one can possibly make is to serve God. To seek and to serve the Lord is the greatest decision a person will make throughout all of life.
I love the passage in Joshua 24:15 that says, “But if you refuse to serve the Lord, then choose today whom you will serve….But as for me and my family, we will serve the Lord.”
The choice is ours. And it is a decision that must be made. We have straddled the fence far too long in our decision to give and live life for God or live life for self.
Choose to serve Him today!