We may have secret longings too deep to utter to others, perhaps a desire for marriage, a job, a successful business or a special place to live. We must put each desire in God’s hands and pray, “Lord, You must choose for me. I will not choose for myself.”

In Genesis 13:10-11 shares as Lot made his own choice about a desire he had. He “lifted his eyes and saw all the plain of Jordan, that it was well watered everywhere . . . like the garden of the Lord . . . . Then Lot chose for himself all the plain of Jordan.”

“And lot lifted his eyes and saw all the plain of Jordan, that it was well watered everywhere (before the LORD destroyed Sodom and Gomorrah) like the garden of the LORD, like the land of Egypt as you go toward Zoar. Then Lot chose for himself all the pain of Jordan, and lot journeyed east. And they separated from each other.”

The plain of Jordan, with its rich soil and copious water supply, looked best to Lot. But the land was polluted with wickedness. You could say, “Lot, presuming to run his own life, ‘chose for himself,’ and, deceived by what he saw, stumbled blindly into heartache and judgment. On the other hand, Abram was content to let God choose for him. . . . Abram saw it in its true light.” Lot chose for himself and lost everything, his family, his fortune, his favor with man.

It is always the best course for us to let God choose and to follow His direction, knowing as we do that all our heavenly Father’s choices are prompted by infinite wisdom and love. Contentment comes when we want God’s will more than our own way. Please share a time when you let God chose for you.

See you next Sunday,

MJ

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