A Moment of Decision

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Now fear the Lord and serve him with all faithfulness. Throw away the gods your ancestors worshiped beyond the Euphrates River and in Egypt, and serve the Lord. But if serving the Lord seems undesirable to you, then choose for yourselves this day whom you will serve, whether the gods your ancestors served beyond the Euphrates, or the gods of the Amorites, in whose land you are living. But as for me and my household, we will serve the Lord. — Joshua 24:14-15

In this situation, Joshua gathered all the leaders and all the people of Israel to challenge them. He stood on the nation's stage and spoke plainly about their options. He charged a nation to commit. He made the decision clear. They could either serve God or serve other gods. But how he said this was interesting. He dared them to serve one thing since serving everything meant serving nothing.

The lesson is this. We will all have to make decisions. And in this moment of decision, we cannot stand for everything. If we try to stand for everything, we may end up standing for nothing. Joshua was not that man. He was a man that took a stand. He picked a direction and took responsibility for it because he knew this first decision would influence every other decision. He weighed the options and decided God was the one to fear and that he would faithfully serve him alone. In doing so, all other decisions were decided.

In our time, we are given so many options that we now face anxiety in decision-making. It's the fear of missing out. And sometimes, we avoid making decisions because of this fear. Therefore we don't decide to keep our options open if we change our mind and something better comes our way. But this only results in more anxiety given more choices. It results in an aimless life. Instead, when given choices, we should fear God first and commit to following him alone. When we do this, we no longer miss out because this first decision results in the best decision that leads to the best results every single time.

So keeping the actionable simple — if you are a follower that has decided to put God first, what decision do you need to make today knowing God is in first place? If you are not a follower of God, who are you following? If not God, then choose something to follow because following everything is not an option.

ASK THIS: What decision do you need to make today knowing God is in first place?

DO THIS: Make that decision. (Share it in the comments below.)

PRAY THIS: God, today I choose to put you first, and everything else will be radically second.

PLAY THIS: I Will Follow.

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26 thoughts on “A Moment of Decision

  1. Cory B says:

    Putting His needs and the needs of others ahead of my own desires. Continue to happily be a servant to things greater than myself.

  2. Eddie Ackerman says:

    I need to invite God into every aspect of my marriage so that He can bless it all and be a good example for my kids on what marriage is supposed to look like.

  3. tim harmsen says:

    Hello, you know I have some problems with your Husband knows best , in charge theory. However I do like this make decesions each day, and stick to them. That convervation would fly around my house. ultimatly it may mean the same thing just not so harsh.

  4. Dennis says:

    God must always be first! I had chosen a while back to follow God and that is the only reason I am alive today.

  5. Troy Theye says:

    Use your God-given talents daily and live completely by Faith. Keep Trusting the Lord every moment of the day!!!!!

  6. Lynn says:

    I choose to use the freedoms, resources and opportunities God has given me for his purpose sharing the gospel.

  7. Tim shea says:

    I’m all in . Lord help me to fight the sin that comes . But when sin comes help me to get up again I choose you God.

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