According to the February 24, 2011 edition of the Wellington Daily news, “National speaker Sarah Panzau is scheduled to speak at the Wellington High School, [in Wellington, Kansas] on Wednesday, March 9. Panzau will share her message as part of a Youth Summit by the Sumner County Community Drug Action Task Force.

“Panzau was a bright student and two-time member of the National Junior College Athletic Association (NJCAA) All-America women’s volleyball team before a series of poor decisions changed her life forever.” (Teresa Lee)

All of us have made poor decisions at one time or another. Sarah Panzau is not the only one to regret them. Sometimes nothing bad happens. In the case of Panzau, one choice she made turned into a situation no one would ever want to experience.

“Prior to my accident, I only lived for today,” Sarah says. “I lived like I would never die. I had turned my back on my family and I had very little purpose in life. I had quit school, and gave up a full ride volleyball scholarship. A two-time all-American Volleyball player to bartender. I had no direction in life,” Panzau says on her website”

Making choices is a daily part of life. We choose how to behave, what to say, what clothes to wear, what car to buy, even whether to put back that last Twinkie when trying to be weight conscious.

As believers know, leaving God out of our lives may often cause us to make bad decisions. When making choices, ask God for His perfect will and direction in the matter. He knows our future and will help us make right decisions, so we don’t mess up.

In the real, outside world, choices sometimes take on a more difficult perspective. As Panzau learned, making a choice to drink and drive had near-tragic consequences.

When making choices, try not to leave God out of your life. He cares for you and all aspects of your life. Remember, He is faithful, even in the little things.

If you can’t make up your mind, seek God on the matter. He will never give you bad advice or lead you astray deliberately. He has no evil motives toward you.

Other people may seek to give you advice. But seeking God on a matter beforehand is the wisest thing you can ever do.

“The steps of a good man are ordered by the Lord…” (Psalm 37:23 KJV)

“For this God is our God for ever and ever: He will be our guide even unto death.” (Psalm 48:14 KJV)

“For I know the thoughts that I think toward you, saith the Lord, thoughts of peace, and not of evil, to give you an expected end.” (Jeremiah 29:11 KJV)

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