Friday, September 17, 2010

Picking and Choosing

It seems like we are living in a society where people are doing an awful lot of 'picking and choosing' in all sorts of areas.

For example, some people choose to follow the "no texting while you're driving law", and some people choose to follow the "hands free law" in accordance to using a cell phone while driving here in the State of California. I know I'm guilty of picking and choosing in these two areas. :X This San Bernardino County Sheriff was showing the public what she chose! Or how about when people pick and choose which rules of etiquette to follow and which ones not to? For example, being obsessive about people RSVPing to a party, but then choosing not send out thank you notes for a gift received?And the list could go on and on and on.

The "picking and choosing" mentality could also apply to our spiritual lives as well. Are we guilty of picking and choosing which of God's commandments we will follow? Guilty of picking and choosing which things you'll pray about, seek guidance from the Lord on?? Guilty of picking and choosing which area of our lives we'll allow the Lord to work? To have a precedence over?

Truth be told, we're always going to 'pick and choose' when it comes to everyday rules and laws.

But our lives would be a lot easier if we picked and chose the things of the Lord and let Him have reign in our entire life and not just the areas we choose.

"For I know the plans I have for you," declares the LORD, "plans to prosper you and not to harm you, plans to give you hope and a future."

~ Jeremiah 29:11


Liz said...

What a great post!!

Joy Howse said...

I have stopped keeping track of the number of times I have seen an officer talking on the phone without a hands free device. Such a double standard. They should give themselves a ticket.


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