In one tournament, as a new round was about to begin, I overheard a certain player tell his friend: “I’m not sure what opening move I should play against my opponent, King pawn or Queen Pawn ?”. When the game was starting, he even looked very undecided, but he had to make a move anyway. So he chose to play the King Pawn.
Indeed, at one point in time or the other in life one has to make a choice. Choice is a sign of man’s sovereignity on the planet.
There comes a time one has to be brave enough to choose one thing and forego the others.
For example, one has to be brave enough to choose a career. One has to be brave enough to choose a life partner, or a life style etc. Choice is not an easy thing because it involves choosing one out of many sometimes even good options.
It is impossible to make a right choice if you don’t know your destiny. Your choice must be backed up by destiny. Your choice should be in line with your destiny. Like in the book Alice in Wonderland, when Alice asked the Cheshire cat, “Which route should I take”, the Cheshire cat asked her: “Where are you going?”
Alice answered: “I don’t know” and the Cheshire cat told Alice, “If you don’t know where you are going, then it doesn’t matter which route you take.”
Always ask God to help you in your choices. He alone sees the variation to the end. He knows what’s best for you. He knows the best path for you.
Choice is a big sacrifice. Sometimes you choose whilst crying. But you have to be brave enough to choose still.
Make choices that are in line with God’s word.
About choices one said, “Life is a matter of choices”. Choose a thing that suits you, don’t choose to impress others.
Even in chess, if you are a positional player, choose an opening that will take you to positional positions. If you are a tactical player choose an opening that will take you to tactical positions.
If you are a student choose subjects that are in line with your talents. Choose a course that is in line with your talents. I don’t expect somebody that is extremely good in Arts, but very bad in Sciences to choose a career in Science. We do differ in talents.
About choices Nelson Mandela said “May your choices reflect your hopes, not fears”.