You climb out the window safe and sound, maybe a few bruises or scratches, but other than that you are just fine.
It’s no joke that the choices you make today will affect you for the rest of your life. It’s not just about making choices between where you will go to college, or if you will study hard or who you will hang out with.
…Because on the other side of street from where you just climbed out of your car, there sits the end of an entire families world. The idea of drunk driving looks so glorified in movies and tv, but truth be told when you make a choice like that, you are basically saying that your “night of fun” is more important than anyone else’s life.
I’m not trying to scare you, I’m just being real.
It’s not just about drunk driving. We talk about the fact that “It’s my life and my choices and it doesn’t affect anyone else.” That’s the problem with our world. We have this me-centric view about everything that we don’t even take time to stop and think how our choices can affect others. Drugs, alcohol, sex, all of these choices can seem totally harmless, but the consequences can change your life or the lives of complete strangers.
Put that on its side for just a second. Not only do those choices affect your life, but when it all comes down to it, there is really only one choice that carries the most weight of anything. It’s the choice between Christ and the world. Jesus came to this earth and died for us so that we can be forgiven for the choices that we have made. We tend to think that no one loves us in this world, but God loves you so much that he sent his son Jesus to die and rise from the dead because he loves you. No other reason. You are joy when it comes to Christ according to Hebrews 12.
This is the greatest choice you can make in your life. Not only will it change your life, but it changes eternity.
Understand something very important. The choices you make affect you and perhaps others for the rest of your life. Take a second today to make good choices. Tell others about the freedom that’s in Christ, and the choice they have to follow him.