Your Choices

Inspiration MinistriesBy Inspiration Ministries2 Minutes

“I saw the dead . . . standing before God, and books were opened. And another book was opened, which is the Book of Life. And the dead were judged according to their works, by the things which were written in the books . . . They were judged, each one according to his works.” Revelation 20:12-13 NKJV

The son of a minister, George Mallory loved adventure and challenges. Propelled by these interests, he became an expert mountain climber.

Looking for new experiences, in 1921, he decided to explore the world’s highest mountain, Mount Everest, a peak no Westerner had even seen up close. On this first visit, Mallory and his colleagues discovered what they felt were keys to reaching the summit. Returning the next year, they managed to climb to a height of 27,000 feet. This was higher than anyone had climbed before, but still 2,000 feet short of the summit.

After this failure, Mallory struggled to decide whether to try again. He knew that a return trip would be hard on his family, but finally made his choice: He would return to the Everest and make another attempt. Unfortunately, on this day in 1924, Mallory disappeared while 775 feet from the summit. He made his choice, and paid the consequences.

Every day, people make choices. Some clearly seem right. Some they regret for the rest of their lives. At times, others waver back and forth, uncertain what to do. Facing questions, many are bound by worry, fear, and doubt.

In your life, remember that someday you will stand before God, and be judged based on your decisions and what you have done in your life. Have you lived for Him? What have been your priorities? Have you been faithful with the resources you have been given? Have you completed your God-given goals?

Commit your life to God, and ask for His wisdom and perspective to make the right decisions. Trust in Him to guide you.


Prayer: Father, I commit the following situations I face to You: ________. I need Your wisdom and guidance. Help me make the right choices. Thank You. In Jesus’ name. Amen.