Idolatry comes in so many forms for each of us but have you ever thought about choice as one of them? Think about it, we love choice. Stand in the middle of a grocery store and look around. Did you even think we could make this many different versions of food? How about restaurants? Pick one. Matter of fact, pick a different one each time you eat out and you won’t run out of choices very soon.
What about cars? There are so many choices of makes, models, colors, etc. Television. Don’t like that channel? Choose from the other 1,000 available. Don’t like that radio station? Change the channel again, and again, and again. Don’t like who your in a relationship with? Choose someone else. Our list of choices for about anything could go on and on.
We worship choice because it provides us pleasure and a way out of where we don’t want to be. It allows us to customize who we are and build the life we want to live in. It provides us with a feeling that we are directing our lives. Not someone else. Don’t get me wrong, progress in our society is a great thing and I would hope that we never quit stretching our human capabilities with technology and medical research but we keep looking for that choice that will ultimately satisfy us. We keep not choosing Jesus Christ.
So why don’t we choose Jesus? Some may not choose Him because they can’t make that kind of commitment. See, we are used to going till something gets old or we don’t like it anymore and then we move onto something else. Some may not want to disappoint God if they may want to move on so they don’t choose Him in the first place. Others may view the choice as their last and by doing so it will limit many other future choices that may have made in their life without Him. Others just don’t like to not have options.
Jesus is the only choice when it comes to eternal salvation and finding ultimate joy and peace in your life. When you make that choice, all other choices become less meaningful. He begins to customize your world and build the life that was always intended for you. He becomes your idol and you realize that He made the ultimate choice. The choice to love and die for you.