The right choice. For every single one of us, this comes up constantly. All the time, every minute, we think, “Should we do this? Or maybe we should do that? I don’t think that’s the right thing. But maybe I shouldn’t try this either!” It can be totally mind-boggling and down-right confusing. Is there a remedy for that? Is there something we can do so that we automatically know what we should and shouldn’t do?
Sadly, no. There isn’t any miracle potion that can do that. But there’s good news! There is a way that we can know. It may not be what you expect, exactly. It won’t be like a Poof! kind of thing and you suddenly know what’s right or wrong, but it is, in fact, something even better!
You see, when we ask Jesus into our heart, we are really accepting the Holy Spirit. The Holy Spirit is part of the Trinity: the Father, the Son, and the Spirit. In other words, that’s God (Father), Jesus (Son), and the Holy Spirit (Spirit, quite obviously!). The Holy Spirit can help us know right from wrong. But, again, it’s not like a magic potion. You won’t know the right thing to do every time, and sometimes, you’ll have to think for a while to decide the right thing to do. But there are some times when we just don’t know. So what do we do?
The answer is prayer. We need to go to God! He can help us make the right choice, to understand that this is wrong and that is right. But it doesn’t stop there.
There’s more to making the right choice than simply knowing the right or wrong thing. We can’t forget the “making” part. Even if we know the right thing, it can be oh-so tempting to do the wrong thing! We have all gone through this many times. Once again, we need to go to God, this time for strength to do what is right.
The right choice is usually the more difficult one to make. But even though it’s not easy, it will be worth it. And don’t worry: God will be there to help you out!