Do you remember ever playing the game of life, where you spin the wheel and move along a path making decisions such as the type of career you choose, the type of home you live in? I remember playing this game for the first time with a friend when I was 13. I liked how it gave you choices.
Let’s pretend for a moment you are just turning 18 and someone, We’ll call him Ed, comes along the way and gives you this wild opportunity. Ed tells you, “Think of the two favorite cities or places, where you would love to live, the job you would like and the home of your choice.” So you think about it for a minute, and say, “Okay now what?” So Ed says, “Here’s the deal, everything has been lined up for you as far as both homes and jobs. I’d like to give you one year to test living in the first place. After the first year you may try the second place for the second year, or you may choose to stay in the first place as your permanent residence.”
If you were to try the first option and you liked it, would you make your decision based on that experience? Or, would you try the second option also?
When it comes to living Christ-centered, I find that many people out in the world, including myself for the longest time, have only tried living with the first option as being their final choice. I cannot express how much of an impact trying that 2nd option has been for me and my family.
The good news is, if you haven’t tried that 2nd choice, to live Christ-centered, it’s not too late, yet. I encourage you to take that first step today, and continue taking steps to live Christ-centered throughout the next 12 months. I truly believe, if you do this, you will find the only regret you’ll have is not taking this step earlier in life…