We make decisions every day: some big, some small. But all decisions come down to two basic choices: Am I going to go God’s way? or Am I going to go man’s way? As believers we have chosen categorically to go God’s way, but that doesn’t mean that the rest of life is a cake walk. As we go through each day and through life, we need to choose God’s way.
The children of Israel had a big choice regarding their first king. Rather than wait on God and choose what God wanted, they wanted to be like all the other nations. They chose Saul. Things didn’t go so well for them. The same is true for us. Going our way, handling things the way we want, doing things that fit us in with the world—it doesn’t go well for us.
If you see that you have gone man’s way (your own way), get things right with God as soon as possible. Then from there on out, choose the things that would please God. How do you keep going God’s way? Samuel’s advice for Israel in I Samuel 12:24 is fitting: “Only fear the LORD, and serve Him in truth with all your heart: for consider how great things He hath done for you.”