Choices Have Consequences
FROM THE FATHER’S HEART
The decisions you make today will determine where you’re going to find yourself tomorrow. Life keeps presenting opportunities for choices every day, and what you choose determines what and where you’re going to end up in life.
29 Now Jacob cooked a stew, and Esau came in from the field, and he was weary.
30 And Esau said to Jacob, “Please feed me with that same red stew, for I am weary.” Therefore, his name was called Edom.
31 But Jacob said, “Sell me your birthright as of this day.”
32 And Esau said, “Look, I am about to die; so what is this birthright to me?”
33 Then Jacob said, “Swear to me as of this day.” So he swore to him and sold his birthright to Jacob.
34 And Jacob gave Esau bread and stew of lentils; then he ate and drank, arose, and went his way. Thus Esau despised his birthright.
The decisions of today will affect your future. What you choose today will determine what you’ll have tomorrow. However, most people approach life believing that what they choose now is what will determine their ‘now’, and when the future comes, they will make better choices. That was the mistake Esau made: he thought the decisions of the past, the choices he made in the past, did not matter. He thought it was the choice he was going to make that day that the father was going to bless them that would determine the great future God had been talking about. But that day that he was fainting, that day he couldn’t control his appetite, that day when he made a carnal choice to go for a plate of food instead of his birthright was the day he decided who got the blessing of the father and he lost his place in destiny, the very purpose of God for his life.
The birthright was actually his portion, but he came to the point that he took a decision: “… what is this birthright to me?” This could translate to someone saying, “All this destiny, the destiny you’re talking about, the plan of God, His purpose…what is this thing to me? Please, I want to eat, please I want to dress, please I want to have this, I want to have that ….” Esau made a choice, and by the time he now began to appreciate and value that birthright, he found out that it was too late because the father had blessed the other brother. Esau said in tears, “My father, bless me also. Don’t you have a blessing for me?” But he made his choice on the day that he was hungry and he couldn’t control his appetite.
Beloved, let the Holy Spirit lead you to make decisions that will guarantee God’s future for you. Take heed; let your choices in life be based on what God wants for you and not your desires or what people around you want you to do. Remember, choices have consequences, and you will always face the consequence of your choice. I pray for you that you will consistently make the right choices in life.
Till next week, go and win with Jesus.
Rev. Olusola Areogun.