Would you like to know the future? Do you wish you could better identify the outcomes of possible choices before you made them? Would you make different choices if you had the opportunity to do so?
We like to think we would make better choices if we had known the outcome beforehand. As we look back at our choices, see the outcomes, and realize there was a better path, we may regret having made the choice we made.
Making choices based on the information we have can be difficult. We normally have limited information. To make the best choice we can, we must evaluate the information we have, factor in the variables we can think of, be as objectionable as possible, and attempt to predict the outcomes. Not a simple task nor is it an easy one. The bigger the decision the bigger the impact if we make a bad choice.
Predicting the future is challenging. If you don’t think so, just think about how well the weather is predicted. A weatherperson uses computer modeling, human observation, and experience. There are several variables that can cause the weather to be unpredictable.
Now, think about the innumerable variations of human behavior. We may have a history with a person and think we know how they will act or react to situations. Unfortunately, they may decide upon a completely different path, making our ability to predict the future faulty.
There is one future we can count on—God’s plan being fulfilled. As Jesus approached Jerusalem and the fate awaiting Him, He wept. He wept over the inability of people to make the right choices. He wept over their failure to follow God. He wept over their failure to cling to God rather than chasing after their own evil desires. He wept over each one of us.
I pray we all decide to follow God’s plan for our lives. I pray we continually cling to Jesus. I pray each one of us spend time thanking Him and obeying His commands, leaning on Him for guidance. Spend time in prayer. Ask God for guidance. Listen for His guidance. Follow His plan. Make the best choice. Trust God to lead you.
Luke 19:41-42 As he approached Jerusalem and saw the city, he wept over it and said, “If you, even you, had only known on this day what would bring you peace—but now it is hidden from your eyes.”