We all have many choices in our lives and sometimes it can confuse us to which we should choose. It’s easy to make a wrong move, but hard to fix the damages. During times like this, it’s best to think about the root of your principles in life and live by them. From there you can make the best decision that will fulfill your needs. The root of my principles for my life is Jesus, which is what we all should live under.
You can’t follow the world and follow God at the same time. We have to choose one path in our lives; to live for Jesus or the world. Genesis 1:4 says, “God saw that the light was good, and he separated the light from the darkness.” We have to choose to either be the light or the dark. We can’t be both day and night.We can’t say we serve God and love him but don’t live by the word of God. In order to truly love him we have to also show it by our actions. 1 John 1 says, “God is light; in him there is no darkness at all.” Let’s all follow God’s example and be the light of the world. God gives us the freedom to choose which path we want to take in our life. He doesn’t force us because he wants us to choose to love him. We can only choose to love one; either God or the worldly things. We should all choose to stand under Jesus and to love him over what the world has to offer. 1 John 2:15-17 says, “Do not love the world or anything in the world. If anyone loves the world, love for the father is not in them. For everything in the world- the lust of the flesh, the lust of the eyes, and the pride of life- comes not from the father but from the world. The world and its desires pass away, but whoever does the will of God lives forever. If we want to love God, we must let go of our desires on this earth. To be able to truly love him means putting God as our priority and loving what he loves.
Just because the world offers it, doesn’t mean it is the right choice. The world offers divorce, abortion, drugs, same sex marriage, and many more to us but it doesn’t mean that it is the right thing to do. It’s so easy to get caught up with what the world has to offer to us. It can delude our mind from what is truly right in the eyes of God. Some choices in this world shouldn’t even be choices for us, yet we still consider them as choices. No one is perfect and we will not always make the right decisions, but we should at least make it a habit to think about the root of our principles in life and that will guide us to making the right decisions. So remember, we can only choose one path in our life to follow and that is Jesus.