But can our bad choices alter His plan for our lives? I believe they most definitely can. Just look at Adam and Eve. He'd planned for them to live their lives in perfect peace and comfort and joy in His beautiful garden .
God gave us a free will to make choices. We are not robots.
She sinks to the ground, immediately aware of what she’s done. His love, his wife . . . without her, what good was life? She lifted the fruit, in utter despair, to show him what she’d done. He chose to die with her, took it from her and ate it all—no evidence remained. Did his choice alter God’s plan for their lives?
The cover scene shows the first time Sandy, from a staunch Church of Christ family walks into the revival tent of the infamous Nightingales, miracle believing, tongue talking, pew hopping holy rollers. She went for the entertainment, but seeing Buddy, the handsome praise and worship leader, her heart succumbed.
For him, God confirmed she was the one created to be his wife with the shower of golden sparkles. Love at first sight, he wanted no one but Sandy. But they both made bad choices and altered the course of their lives. God had plans for good not to do them harm, but poor choices bring such devastation.
What makes any choice good or bad? Weigh it against God’s Word. If it lines up, then it will bring blessings and move you closer to His perfect plan for your life. But if it doesn’t, then count harm on its way—its reach depends on your next choice. Will you chose to continue on that course or repent and turn back?
I’ve definitely made my share of poor choices, but praise God His Holy Spirit convicted me. It isn’t always easy, especially if you’ve already repented for the same thing plenty. Being remorseful and coming back into His Will through obedience to His Word, you set yourself up to overcome.
God loves us beyond measure. He longs for us to stay in relationship with Him, it’s why He created us. Remember that next time a choice comes up and consider carefully which way is in line with His Word. Choose blessings, not curses. Choose life.