Joshua 24:14 “Now fear the Lord and serve him with all faithfulness. Throw away the gods your ancestors worshiped beyond the Euphrates River and in Egypt, and serve the Lord. 15 But if serving the Lord seems undesirable to you, then choose for yourselves this day whom you will serve, whether the gods your ancestors served beyond the Euphrates, or the gods of the Amorites, in whose land you are living. But as for me and my household, we will serve the Lord.”
Is your brain involved in the decisions you make? Do you just do what seems natural as you come to the crossroads? Most people just “do it” and don’t think it through. They don’t think of the consequences. They do what feels right at the moment or what is convenient.
If you have goals and a purpose to your life, you should have a plan mapped out for how to get there. God has a GPS, (God’s positioning system) and desires to “direct your steps”, but we can easily find ourselves “casually strolling” through life, rather than making strategic decisions. Again, do we make decisions? Is our brain involved in our journey? Are we wandering aimlessly or on a journey with a destination.
That’s why Joshua tells the people that they are making a decision to either maintain the status quo with its (little g) gods or choose the One true God. He also points out that we “serve” either the (little g) gods or the One true God. It is a conscious decision that will determine the arrival at our anticipated destination or a continued wandering through life and wondering “How did I get HERE?”
This message will help you with examining where you really want to go in life. What is your final destination? Are you on-track and on the right path to arrive there? Is there a better road to take? Is God involved and is my brain involved at all?