Updated: Feb 14
A few Sundays ago I had someone call me in tears because they had made a poor choice. They were in fight or flight stage - the first 15 minutes I was just trying to get them to breathe. It was not pretty and I felt bad for her, but I also knew she chose this and there would be consequences. It reminded me of the verse Romans 7:15, "I do not understand what I do. For what I want to do I do not do, but what I hate I do."
It is God's will for us to be obedient to Him. He wants to bless us. But He will always let us choose, regardless of the harm this will cause us or others. The choice for us is simple: His righteousness or our sinful nature.
God gives us a game plan, but not a blueprint. A blueprint is a specific detailed plan with a defined outcome.There is no room for choice because if you diverge from the blueprint you can't build what was designed.
A game plan is a general approach or strategy that has some flexibility that will work with the general plan. The game plan can always change. My friend could have changed her decision and made a better choice. I did share with her - you generally make good choices. BUT you are