I Choose Sweet Potato Pie

By Patrick Hawthorne

choice

I had an epiphany just this very morning.  Some might call an epiphany an “Ah-Ha” moment.  I choose, however, to call it a “V8 – slap you upside the head on steroids” moment.  To me an epiphany goes much further than a single light bulb above the head.  No, it is more of an earth shattering, mind blowing, can’t wait to share with the world flash of enlightenment.

“Alright already,” you might be saying.  “Just what was this earth shattering, mind blowing, yada yada moment you had?”

Ok, I will tell you.  But, I must warn you…Be prepared to be blown away by sheer awesomeness.  My epiphany is this… “Everything we do in life involves a decision!”

“That’s it?”

“Well, yeah…that’s it”

“Well, everybody knows that!”

Ok…Now we are sounding like a GEICO commercial where fifteen minutes can save you fifteen percent or more….

Seriously!  Think about it a second.  In 1 Corinthians 10:31, we are told, “…So whether you eat or drink or whatever you do, do it all for the glory of God.”

Everything we do in life involves a decision of some sort…EVERYTHING!  For instance, I chose to get up this morning. I chose to pray and meditate on the Word.  I chose to come to work!  Every aspect of life involves some sort of decision.  I even had the choice of whether to brush or not brush my teeth.  Fortunately for all I work around, I made the latter decision… but the decision was still mine to make.

Ok…I know someone out there is saying, “Well, uh-uh, what if some intergalactic alien busted in your house and took you to their space ship while you were sleeping?  You had no choice in that matter.

That is true.  However, I do have the choice, after I wake, to either scream in stark raving terror or to accept the fact that it is time for some alien space creatures to meet Jesus.  Heck, I might choose to do both!

My epiphany comes from the fact that a verse of Scripture made it from my head to my heart; logos knowledge became rhema knowledge.  I knew all along, head wise, what the verse meant.  However, today it really sunk into my heart that my life is all about choices.  I can either choose to glorify God, or I can choose to belly ache, whine, and complain about why life is so unfair.  The choice is mine!  So today, if given the choice of pies, I choose sweet potato.  Be blessed!

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