God’s Choices

How do you choose the things you invest your time in? How do you choose who you will have a relationship with? Is your choice based on what is in it for you? Is it based on what or who you are attracted to? Have you taken time to ponder how God makes his choices?

We make choices every day. We choose what we will eat. We choose what store to shop in. We choose who we will befriend. We choose to exercise or not. We choose what television shows we will watch. We choose to educate ourselves or not. Choices, choices, choices.

God makes choices as well. His choices further his plan. Too often, we don’t take time to think about God’s choices. We mosey through life merely concerned with our own choices. So, let’s take a look at one explanation of how God makes choices.

The Apostle Paul tells the Corinthians, and us, that God chooses the foolish things to shame the wise. What could he mean? Though the majority of our pastors have seminary degrees, we also have examples of some of the most powerful evangelists having no formal higher-level education. After all, Peter, James, and John were fishermen. They likely had ended their formal education by the time they were thirteen years old. God works through people we least expect.

Paul also tells us God chooses the weak things to shame the strong. Again, what might he mean by this statement? We have seen people who were completely broken have their lives turned around when they accept Jesus as their Savior. We have seen examples of them becoming active and powerful workers in Christ’s kingdom. Think of the woman at the well. She was shunned, shamed, and considered and outcast. Yet, after she met Jesus, she brought an entire town out to meet Him.

Despite what we may think, God can use each one of us. He can use us to spread the message of Jesus Christ. He can use us to bring others into the kingdom. God works through people, just like us, to further his plan, to bring others into his kingdom, to demonstrate who he is. We simply need to be willing come alongside him and allow him to work through us.

I pray we all choose to allow God to work through us. I pray we choose to walk alongside God. I pray each one of us will ask God to use us as he sees fit to further his plan in this world. See how God works. Allow him to use you. Choose to work for God. Ask God to work through you.

1 Corinthians 1:27 But God chose the foolish things of the world to shame the wise; God chose the weak things of the world to shame the strong.

Published by martypressey

Marty is a Pastor, retired Marine and dedicated Christian who has taught adult Bible classes and preached for 20 years. He currently serves as pastor of 3 United Methodist Churches. He believes being well-grounded in the Scriptures is key to living a better life. He brings a layman’s viewpoint to all his classes and sermons, helping others understand how to apply Scripture to their daily lives. When he sees others understand the message of a particular passage, it brings him great joy. He has seen his faith increase exponentially over the years; fully believing God has a plan and is executing it. He feels blessed to be part of that plan.

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