When Making Choices

Two EvilsWe are constantly confronted with making choices.  It’s the stuff that life is made of.

A common phrase is, “I’m choosing the lesser of two evils.”

Bad choice.  Evil can only produce more evil regardless of “greater” or “lesser.”

Instead, there’s always a “third alternative.”  You may feel driven to make a choice, but the Holy Spirit never drives us.  He’s our Guide.In a “westernized” world, we live in a culture of hurry.

A “lesser evil” driven by the felt need to hurry is a product of fear.  Fear will never guide anyone to God’s wisdom of choices.

The response to being driven to decide “right now” is to STOP.  Take a deep breath.  Settle your heart.  Ask God for His wisdom…His “third alternative.”  And don’t make a decision until a peaceable intuition lights gently on your heart.

Charles Spurgeon said, “Of two evils, choose neither.”  That was some of the greatest wisdom he ever uttered.

The song goes, “Slow down, you’re moving to fast…”

Philippians 4:7, “And the peace of God, which transcends all understanding, will guard your hearts and your minds in Christ Jesus.”

Does this apply to you, today?

Gary

 

 

  • Ronald T. Friedline

    It sure does. It’s ok to not make a decision if there isn’t peace about it. (Simon and garfunkel “Feeling groovy”.right? )

  • Hannah

    This so applies to me these days… Not necessarily in choosing the lesser of two evils but I’ve been thinking a lot about what’s God initiated rather than what just seems like a good thing to do. This post is like a reminder/wink from God, that His peace will not only guard my heart and mind, but guide me as well. Thanks.