By Pastor Steve Kelly / Books /

(adapted from Prosper: Live with Generosity, Live in Blessing by Steve Kelly)

Every decision we make has consequences. Some decisions don’t require much premeditated thought. Decisions like what to wear, what to eat, whether you fill up your car with gas before or after work…

All of the above are necessary considerations, but aren’t particularly life-altering.

Other decisions, however; have major consequences and therefore require more reflection and consideration. For example, where you attend college, who you marry, if you join the military, or where you attend church. Each of these decisions has a major impact and influence the course of your life. While each of the consequential choices is serious and important, the most important decision you will ever make is the answer to the question, “Who is Jesus Christ?”

The decision to accept the Lordship of Jesus and become a Christian is more important than any other because asking Him to take over your life and serve Him completely has a direct influence on all other decisions. Once He is your Lord and Savior, you defer to His will and His call. No longer do you live for yourself, you live for Him, which means you live for others. When Jesus died for us He took the responsibility of our choice, death for sin, on the cross. We now have the great and exciting responsibility to think generationally and to take responsibility for reaching those around us and helping them prosper in their faith.

The best part about taking our responsibility from Jesus is that we get to share in His eternal reward. We get to be a part of His redeeming work on Earth, and we get to live with Him forever in eternity. As Christians, our responsibility equals incredible rewards. Not only do we have the privilege of sharing Christ with others, we get to see them prosper as the love of Jesus radiates from our live and our decisions, giving others hope and a better future in God.