God did not create a bunch of robots. He wants a bunch of friends. You are at the top of His list. And He wants to be at the top of yours. But you get to choose.
You are not independent. You are created to be a follower. But you must choose to listen to – and follow – one of only two voices. Once you’ve made your choice, the outcome is out of your hands. That is, you will become like the One (or the one) you listen to, hang out with, and follow.
My sheep listen to my voice;
I know them, and they follow me. John 10:27
One thing you may not realize …
You choose repeatedly throughout each and every day. If you chose Jesus as Your Savior, you will go to Heaven when you die. And if you choose to listen to His voice and follow Him every day, He is Your Lord; and you get to help bring Heaven here on Earth during your lifetime.
That sounds pretty important to me.
How does that sound you?
This day I call the heavens and the earth as witnesses … that I have set before you life and death, blessings and curses. Now choose life, so that you and your children may live and that you may love the Lord your God, listen to his voice, and hold fast to him. For the Lord is your life …. Deuteronomy 30:19-20