Life really does necessitate that we decide who or what we are going to serve. The words of Joshua are perpetually relevant as he turned to the people and said, “choose for yourselves this day who you will serve… but as for me and my household, we will serve the Lord” (Josh.24:15). Without a resolute decision in this regard we will be driven and tossed by every whim, trend or pressure that comes our way. Our heart will be plagued with an emotional schizophrenia until we settle this question regarding our purpose and direction.
We must come face to face with the timeless words of Elijah who asks, “How long will you waver between two opinions? If the Lord is God, follow him, but if Baal is God, follow him” (1Kgs.18:21). We cannot sanely drift through life without a decision. It behooves us to choose our “master”; Jesus said, two will not work. Lukewarm, he warned, is not a reasonable option. James warns that a “double-minded man” is “unstable in all he does” (Jms.1:8). So choose. Will the Triune God be your Master or something else?