Originally published on March 1, 2014
This week’s Five Minute Friday writing challenge is on the word ‘Choose’ so I got to thinking about all of the things I get to choose.
The things I get to choose can be minor, like, I get to choose when I will get out of bed in the morning. I get to choose what I will wear. I get to choose what I will eat for breakfast.
The things I get to choose can also be major, like, I get to choose where we will live. I get to choose what school my children will attend. I get to choose what church we will go to, or even IF we will go to church. I get to choose how to raise my children.
See, all of the things I get to choose will somehow affect another. So, that leads me to question, what are the things I am choosing? Will they benefit another? Or will they tear another down? What are the words I’m choosing?
We, as women, and especially as mothers, have upwards of a hundred thousand choices per day. Where are the things I’m choosing leading me? Are they leading me for greatness? Are they leading me and my loved ones down a path of destruction?
The bible tells us in Matthew chapter 7 to “Enter through the narrow gate. For wide is the gate and broad is the road that leads to destruction, and many enter through it. But small is the gate and narrow the road that leads to life, and only a few find it.” (v. 13-14).
So, are the things I get to choose leading me down the wide and broad road that leads to destruction? Or do the things I get to choose, those seemingly minor and those major, leading me and my loved ones through the small gate and down the narrow road?