Not to Decide Is to Decide


I call heaven and earth to record this day against you, that I have set before you life and death, blessing and cursing: therefore choose life, that both thou and thy seed may live. Deuteronomy 30:19


Years ago, I was witnessing to a young lady in Florida. I asked her if she had received Jesus as her Lord and Savior. She became teary-eyed and said,

“I just don’t seem…no…I can’t do it today.”

I asked her, “Don’t you realize that if you don’t receive Him, you’re denying Him?”

“Oh,” she said, “I wouldn’t deny Him for anything!”

I said, “But there’s no middle ground.”

And yet she still refused.

“Before you go,” I said, “would you shake hands with me?”

“Well, certainly.”

And so I said, “If you’ll take Christ as your Savior, take my right hand. If you’ll take hell and refuse Christ, take my left hand.”

She refused to take either of my hands.


Every person has a choice. If you say, “I think I won’t choose just now…” you’ve made a choice. There is no neutral ground. You are either crowning Jesus as Lord of your life or you are not. Which is it, my friend?