We are surrounded by them every single day. They confront us, stare us down, and demand immediate attention and a decision. At times, we are completely oblivious to their questioning presence. And no, I’m not talking about your two year old.
I’m referring to the “or nots” of daily life. Will I talk to God and read my Bible today or not? Will I eat healthy today or not? Will I exercise today or not? Will I go out of my way to encourage someone or not? Will I put the phone down and close the laptop to spend more time with those who matter most to me or not? Will I control my tongue today or not? Will I forgive or not? Will I obey the Lord today or not? Will I love like Jesus or not? Will I step out in faith today or not?
The “or nots” have been around since day one. Jesus confronted the “or nots.” “Jesus asked the Pharisees and experts in the law, ‘Is it lawful to heal on the Sabbath or not?’” (Luke 14:3). “[Teacher] Is it right for us to pay taxes to Caesar or not?” (Luke 20:22).
We are products of our choices. “Then choose for yourselves this day whom you will serve” (Joshua 24:15). Have you made some poor choices lately? Are the “or nots” winning? Today with the Lord’s help, you can choose to throw down the “or nots” and do the right thing, one choice at a time.