This post is part of the Five Minute Friday blog link-up. Where I join up with a community of writers and bloggers of all ages and stages who gather around a single-word prompt to free-write, unscripted, unedited, for five minutes. This week’s word prompt is {{Choice}}.


The world presents us with choices every day, from the mundane (coffee or tea?) to the life-altering (career change? move across the country?). As Christians, we are not mere passengers on a predetermined path. Our choices, big and small, carry real weight and significance.

The Bible tells a clear story: God created us with free will. In the Garden of Eden, Adam and Eve were presented with a choice: obey God or follow their own desires. Their Choice, as we know, had profound consequences. This gift of free will, however, is a double-edged sword. It empowers us to love, to create, and to follow God’s path. But it also allows us to stray and make choices that lead us away from His plan.

But here’s the truth, and a beautiful one at that: God, in His infinite wisdom, gifted us with free will. We are not simply characters in a pre-written story. We are co-creators with the Almighty, able to make choices that shape our lives and the world around us.

This gift, however, comes with a weight—the weight of wonderful. We have the chance to choose love over hate, forgiveness over resentment, and kindness over indifference. He uses our good and bad choices to refine us and shape us into the people He created us to be.


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  1. Paula, we both headed back to the garden with this word prompt 🙂 It is so true. We have been given the wonderful gift of choice. With that, comes responsibility and accountability. May we always choose wisely and choose His will not ours. Blessings!

  2. I love your last sentence because even when we make bad choices, he works all things out for our good. TFS.

  3. Good to see you back.

  4. Yes our choices do carry real signficance…but what a blessing to have the ability to choose. All that God has allowed me to choose is really amazing and – yes – wonderful!! I am trying to catch up on some blog reading and was blessed today by your thoughts on this prompt. I miss Five Minute Friday….

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