Nevertheless, I mention NSD because it illustrates how quickly and easily people flip their commitments. Before February 1, players give "verbal" commitments. They commit to one school, but at any time they may commit somewhere else. In essence, schools and coaches have little to say about it (despite scholarship offers) The power of choice is with the players.
In our lives many of us act like high school recruits. We imagine God being somewhat helpless. He is the "man in the admissions office" - or "the coach" - who hopes that sometime before signing day (the day of our death?) that we will choose His school and His team. "I have all the time in the world," we think. "Signing day is a long way off."
Here's what we fail to recognize: every day is Signing Day. Every day we as Christians make that commitment to take our cross and be on God's team - a team whose colors are dipped in red. Here's my appeal to you: sign on the line today. You think it's your life. You think you have time. You think it's your choice. But if you don't decide for Him today, in truth, you may be unable to decide for Him tomorrow. Your choice is more limited than you think.
Hmm . . . do you not know He's already signed His name in red for you?
Revelation 20,11 Then I saw a great white throne and him who was seated on it. From his presence earth and sky fled away, and no place was found for them. 12 And I saw the dead, great and small, standing before the throne, and books were opened. Then another book was opened, which is the book of life. And the dead were judged by what was written in the books, according to what they had done. 13 And the sea gave up the dead who were in it, Death and Hades gave up the dead who were in them, and they were judged, each one of them, according to what they had done. 14 Then Death and Hades were thrown into the lake of fire. This is the second death, the lake of fire. 15 And if anyone’s name was not found written in the book of life, he was thrown into the lake of fire.
Great is His love for you,