We always attribute our uniqueness to the power of choice and tendency to think. We even acknowledge and commend GOD for these gifts of choice and thoughts.
As wonderful as thoughts and choices are, they always pose to be what makes us rebel against GOD. Many assume that HE would not tell them to do what does not make sense and many think that HE has given us the liberty to shape our lives the way we desire . . .
With these assumptions, whenever HE brings HIS certainty before us that we may accept it and walk therein, our choices and thinking capacities give way to other possibilities that either negate or provide other versions of the certainty HE has tendered before us. This is the danger of alternatives . . .
The struggle is not really between GOD and satan but between GOD and man as satan only shows up when we tend to choose contrary to GOD’s certainty. satan only rides on the alternatives we choose at the expense of GOD’s certainty.
Why then did GOD give us these gifts of choices and thoughts . . . ? They seem useless if we are to depend on HIM for everything! But the answer goes does: it is also by the same power of choice that we must choose to have no choice other than to accept the certainty HE offers. It is by the same power of thoughts that we must think in the light of the certainty HE has shown us in the beginning . . .
It is only when we exercise the power of choice and thought based on HIS certainty that the power/gift of faith will be evident in our lives. The danger of alternatives is that it causes faithlessness!
Peace To The Wise!