But I Want a Choice

Posted on April 5, 2023 by Elizabeth Welte in Victory Call

In the past years, my husband and I had the privilege to rent a home with our son, his wife, and their 2-year-old son.

Every day we would laugh.  A lot. God sometimes showed me through my grandson how very much like a 2-year-old I still am.

The following conversation took place between my daughter-in-law and grandson:

Mom: “Come on, it’s time to take a bath.”

Child: “I don’t want to take a bath.”

Mom: “You don’t want to take a bath?”

Child: “No, I don’t want to take a bath.”

Mom: “You don’t have a choice. You need to take a bath.”

Child: “But Mom, I want a choice.”

Even as a redeemed child of the One True God, too often I lapse into wanting a choice – to go my way rather than God’s way.

Every time I sin, I make a choice to go my own way.

My flesh wants a choice.

In my spirit I know that God’s way is life and the way of my flesh is death.

So ultimately my choice really is life and death.

“But now that you have been set free from sin and have become slaves of God, the fruit you get leads to sanctification and its end, eternal life.” (Romans 6:22)

Why would I not chose life?


Written by Diane Hunt: Diane Hunt serves on the board of America’s Keswick and is the Executive Director & CEO of Changed Choices, a Christian non-profit in North Carolina. She is also a biblical counselor and women’s event speaker. For more information about having Diane speak at your next event please contact her at dhunt@americaskeswick.org.

Think About This: “Only in the act of praise and worship can a person learn to believe in the goodness and greatness of God.” –C.S. Lewis

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