Building Blocks… Do you remember ever having played with “building blocks” as a kid? I wonder… do little girls play with blocks, as well? For this…. Let’s suppose that all kids do. I don’t remember the “building blocks,” but I do remember having an “erector set,” which will serve well for today’s subject.
Life is a SERIES of building blocks; as is, every day that we live. We add a day, or we add a block. We’re adding to the process of life. Each day, and each block… is adding another layer to the experience of life. TODAY is the first time that I have experienced the “collective total” of all my life’s experience. Today, is the first time that I have ever been 74 years, 11 months, and 25 days old. All the days (building blocks), all the experiences, all the hardships, and disappointments; all the accomplishments, and all the birthdays… collectively… equal: TODAY.
There is also something else happening, simultaneously, in this exact same process. We are ALSO determining our DESTINY. You see…. each of us…. Are responsible for our own destiny. We are the “deciders.” Our DESTINY is the “sum-result” of our collective decisions, and CHOICES. It is the sum-result of all of our “building-blocks.” We have “no-one” to thank but ourselves. NO…. we can’t blame anyone, not even GOD. God’s role is to “answer our prayers,” and He will, but FIRST, we must make a CHOICE (another block) to ask for God’s help. God is “always” ready, willing, and able, to come to our aid. When that “last block” is LAID…. The summation is OVER. The process is complete. The “total-button” has been pressed. The “send-key” has been hit. The time has arrived to deal with the “sum-total” of our “behavior.” We have only to look into the mirror. We can be PROUD of the RESULT, or we may be “horrified.” Life, here on earth, is but for a moment; but life in the tunnel of ETERNITY is FOREVER. The CHOICE is our…. Alone.
Ephesians 2:10 – “For we are God’s masterpiece. He has created us anew in Christ Jesus, so we can do the good things he planned for us long ago.” When God created us in His Image, He assigned us a “certain and specific destiny,” designed, uniquely, just for us. Each of us, individually, has a DIFFERENT destiny. But we CONTROL the finality of our destiny. God has turned that over to us, for our decision….our FREE will. We can chose His Will, or our own will….typically…called satan’s will. God has given each of us certain skill sets, attitudes, aptitudes, and a “mix” of other gifts… all of which, will direct us to the specific destiny that he has planned for us. Psalm 139-16 tell us…“All the days planned for me were written in your book before I was one day old.”
But, because of “our free-will,” we can (another gift from God) do as we choose, instead of what God has chosen for us. If we choose the “worldly-way,” then, we stand an excellent chance of spending eternity with satan. If we choose God’s Way, then we stand an excellent chance of spending eternity with God, as is His plan for us. I am “no different” than any of you reading this posting… I have my own decisions to make, as you do. “And Joshua said unto all the people [of Israel], choose you this day whom ye will serve; … but as for me and my house, we will serve the Lord” (Josh. 24:2, 15)
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