Summary: This is the second message in the series "From The Problem To The Solution" and we are looking at the problems that are caused simply by making bad choices. This message helps you understand how to make good choices.
From The Problem to the Solution
#2 - MAKING THE RIGHT CHOICES
Last week, we began a series of messages entitled, "From the Problem to the Solution" and what we’re going to be doing is looking at over the next several weeks how we get FROM THE PROBLEM TO THE SOLUTION
Now, I asked you last week – how many of you have problems?
And last week, we talked about the reason for all of life’s problems, and they were because of the…
--world we live
--choices we make
--enemy we face
--people we know
--progress we gain
--God we serve
In other words, your problem today stems from one of these reasons
And I told you that no matter what you’re problem is, God wants you to go FROM THE PROBLEM TO THE SOLUTION
He dosen’t want you to constantly live in problems, but He is the God…
--that makes a way where there is no way
--that makes up for the years that the canker worm hath eaten
--that though you may be crucified on Friday, Sunday is coming
He is the God that dosen’t want to leave you in the problem, but wants to take you FROM THE PROBLEM TO THE SOLUTION
And we told you that the very first step in moving from the problem to the solution was to first of all ACKNOWLEDGE THE PROBLEM
Now, this is not always easy, because sometimes we are…
--surrounded by people how don’t want to confront us
But the very first step is that we’ve got to say, LOOK, I’VE GOT A PROBLEM
Now, this morning, we’re going to be looking at the second step in how to get from the problem to the solution, and that has to do with the choices we make
So with that in mind, let’s read…
Deuteronomy 30:19 (KJV) "I call heaven and earth to record this day against you, that I have set before you life and death, blessing and cursing: therefore choose life, that both thou and thy seed may live:"
Now, I’m not a big Country music fan…but sometimes, they have the most unique way of presenting life’s problems
For example, here’s some actual titles and lyrics…
--"You Can’t Roller Skate In A Buffalo Herd"
--"Thank God And Greyhound She’s Gone "
--"How Can I Miss You If You Won’t Go Away?"
--"Fell In A Pile Of You And Got Love All Over Me"
--" Keep Forgettin’ I Forgot About You "
--"If Love Were Oil, I’d Be A Quart Low "
--"If The Phone Don’t Ring, Baby, You’ll Know It’s Me "
You just know that there’s a PROBLEM behind everyone of those song titles
There’s another great country song title with a problem behind it, and it was written by George Jones
We all know about George Jones – he was the king in those – "cheat’n & drink’n" songs
And the fact that George Jones had a drinking problem was no secret
But on March 6, 1999 country music fans were horrified to hear that Jones was critically injured when he crashed his Lexus into a bridge in Nashville
The investigation showed that George had been drunk at the wheel
Thankfully he recovered, and two months later his new album called "Cold Hard Truth" came out and on it was a hit song titled "Choices", and ironically the hook line says, "I’m Living And Dying With The Choices I Made".