"He who has an ear, let him hear what the Spirit says..."
God bless you.
At some point, every person living on earth will be brought to the place illustrated above. Male, female, rich, poor, slave, or free - interested and uninterested - ALL will be asked to choose the direction their lives will take.
What I also find intriguing is that "choice" never (ever) ends for us throughout life, especially for the Christian. I say that because, while choosing life in Jesus Christ hallmarks the existence of all believers, it also targets us to receive, um... particular attention from the enemy. When all his gauges "go to red" in areas of temptation to sin, choices take on a whole different meaning and soar in importance to new heights for God's kids.
Even though we're saved, our walk with God in all the areas He desires to deliver will always bring us to a place of deciding whether we want to follow and obey His will or the enemy's. Trusting Jesus will inevitably park the car of our journey before the crossroads of "keeping or letting go" sinful, fleshly attitudes and mindsets. Holy Spirit's urgings are purposed, 100%, to present us with a blatant question: "Do you love Me more than these?"
What say you, my friends? Have you come to your crossroads today? Of course you have - they're with us every day. We make choices, selections, decisions EVERY SINGLE DAY of our lives, and not one of them is ever small (even if we consider them so). Be encouraged that although choices loom on every ledge and around each corner, our God is NOT standing over you with His arms crossed, checking a stopwatch and snarling. No way.
God already knows every detail of your situation, and His hands are positioned to "rescue" and not condemn. Here's what the Eternal Father has to say about you, your dilemma, and the remedy...
"Come now, and let us reason together," says the Lord, "though your sins are like scarlet, they shall be as white as snow; though they are red like crimson, they shall be as wool; if you are willing and obedient, you shall eat the good of the land; but if you refuse and rebel, you shall be devoured by the sword; for the mouth of the Lord has spoken." (Isaiah 1:18-20)
The results of our choices is made clear by God in this scripture. His willingness to walk us through each trial is also evident... but the decision is ours, always. Remember that if we ask, Holy Spirit will enable us to choose righteously. If that is our desire, God will give us a way out of every temptation so we can proceed "from glory to glory", as His scripture says. But one thing about the issue of embracing righteousness or rebellion will never, ever change, folks...
THE CHOICE IS YOURS.