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Valley of Decision

Multitudes, multitudes in the valley of decision: for the day of the LORD is near in the valley of decision.  Joel 3:14 KJV

valley of decisionEntering the tenth grade in schools in my country signifies a great change in every student’s life.

Each child must decide to take science, art, or commercial classes. Their decision determines their destiny. Whatever discipline they choose defines the subjects studied for the following three grades and sets future professions on a straight course. Some choose the same things as their friends, some follow their parents’ path, and a few follow their heart. It’s all about choice.

The valley of decision is this earth—a place of reflection, contemplation, and decision. The coming of Christ is fast approaching, and the Scripture sends a wake-up call to those on the fence.

Christ said He places before us life and death. He wants us to choose life, but He won’t coerce us. Instead, He advises. The valley of decision is beyond the physical dimension; it’s a time and place . . . a lifetime.

Choice is one important thing God has given to us. We can choose to serve God or do otherwise. But when the day of the Lord arrives, God will transport us from the valley of decision to the Judgment Seat. Here, we can no longer decide. God will simply proclaim.

Today, we have the window of grace and live in the valley of decision. But the clock is ticking, and no alarm will alert us to the Lord’s coming.

What are the proper steps for you to choose to follow God and the Scriptures?

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John Oguntoyinbo

John is a reader, speaker, and writer, who is based in Nigeria, where he majors in English. He is the author of Letter to Santa.