In his book, Mere Christianity, CS Lewis wrote:
Every time you make a choice you are turning the central part of you, the part of you that chooses, into something a little different than it was before. And taking your life as a whole, with all your innumerable choices, all your life long you are slowly turning this central thing into a heavenly creature or a hellish creature: either into a creature that is in harmony with God, and with other creatures, and with itself, or else into one that is in a state of war and hatred with God, and with its fellow creatures, and with itself. To be the one kind of creature is heaven: that is, it is joy and peace and knowledge and power. To be the other means madness, horror, idiocy, rage, impotence, and eternal loneliness. Each of us at each moment is progressing to the one state or the other.
It’s really a sobering thought isn’t it – every time we make a choice, we’re taking our entire being in one direction or another. Each decision has impact. And our cumulative choices either take us toward God, or away from Him. When it comes to our relationship with Christ, there really is no such thing as “Neutral”. We are constantly either in Drive or in Reverse; moving toward Him or drifting away – and our choices are the gear shift.
Granted, many decisions carry little weight (I really don’t think choosing chocolate over vanilla ice cream impacts our walk with Christ), but the weightier the choice, the more it turns the central part of who we are. As Coach John Wooden correctly stated, “keep in mind that in the end, the choice you make, makes you.”
Give it some thought – in which way are the majority of your choices turning you – toward Christ? Or away from Him? –Dave
“…choose for yourselves this day whom you will serve…” (Joshua 24:15)
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