Guest Post from a dear friend of over 30 years, brother in Christ and very successful entrepreneur and business builder. He has been a great mentor, teacher, and trainer to me, not just in business, but life itself. Robert Wittig knows all about choices and the impact of those choices on life, but keeps his focus on the most important decision of his life.
One of my major themes as I grow older is that “All Choices Have Consequences.” Think very carefully about this choice. – YOUR MOST IMPORTANT DECISION.
“The Lord isn’t really being slow about his promise, as some people think. No, he is being patient for your sake. He does not want anyone to be destroyed, but wants everyone to repent.”—2 Peter 3:9
The most important decision that you’ll ever make is far more important than what career path you choose or whom you marry, as important as those decisions are.
No, the most important decision that you’ll ever make is what you will do with Jesus Christ who died on the cross for your sin. He paid for every wrong you’ve ever committed, and He rose from the dead. Now He stands at the door of your life and knocks. He says that if you’ll hear His voice and open the door, He will come in.
The question is, will you open the door? Or, will you pretend that you don’t see Him? To refuse to open the door when He’s clearly there knocking is a rejection. So you can either open the door and ask Christ to come in, or you can leave the door closed and effectively say to Him, “I don’t want You in my life.”
Is that what you want to do? Jesus said, “He who is not with Me is against Me” (Matthew 12:30 NKJV). Your choice today is saying “yes” or “no” to Jesus. And here’s the result of your choice: Heaven or Hell.
Hell is real, and the last thing God wants is for anyone made in His image to spend eternity in this horrible place created for the devil and his angels. You will have to practically climb over Jesus to get there. But if you are determined, then God will allow you to pursue the course you want. And you’ll have no one to blame but yourself on that final day.
Instead, what God wants is for you to be forgiven. God wants you to go to Heaven. He wants a relationship with you, a friendship with you. And He wants it to start now.