My eyes stared at all the blueberry muffins, apple muffins, chocolate chip muffins,
delicious looking scones, almond biscotti and so much more.
How could I possibly choose?
Seconds turned to minutes as I stood there.
If there had been only two or three options my choice would have been easier,
But here, faced with what seemed like a zillion choices, a sense of paralysis crept over me,
I knew each choice would be tasty
but I wanted the best, the tastiest. Perfect.
So I stood and pondered.
Back and forth.
Life is filled with choices. Many not as simple as what breakfast item to choose.
Do I attend college? Can I afford college?
What job do I take?
Where do I live?
Do I marry? Have children? Adopt? Biological?
How do I spend my time today.
And on and on and on.
Our choices reveal who we really are.
How do I deal with the changes of Covid 19?
What is my attitude?
It all goes back to choice, doesn’t it?
When you think about it I realize that
attitude is a choice. Happiness is a choice. Perspective is a choice.
Kindness is a choice. Respect is a choice.
And whatever our choice is…..makes us.
No, life is much more complicated than a simple breakfast choice that has little consequence
but we can learn much about the power of choice in our lives.
Our choices say much about us.
Our choices impact others.
“Choose you this day who you will serve.” Joshua 24:15
Remember that call to action by Joshua of old.
And simply to not choose is still a choice.
A choice to put faith in God and to live for Him powerfully impacts the rest of our life.
Yes, I finally chose a blueberry muffin that day and was very pleased with my choice.
I’ve also chosen to follow the Lord with all of my life and that choice is the foundation
of everything for me.
How about you?
Faced with an endless assortment of choices
what have you chosen?