WHAT IS CHOICE
One of the greatest gifts that God gave to man is the gift of CHOICE; the act of making decision without divine interference.The difference between a believer and an unbeliever is choice.They have been a lot of people that have tried to establish whether or not Jesus ever walked the earth, whether or not He actually did the things He did, they call it “Proofing the existence of Jesus”, well, I don’t blame them because that is what they have chosen to do. God will never force a man to choose Him, He will never interfere with your free will until you begin to see the need to go Him. God is not the devil, He won’t hunt you like a roaring lion just to get you to do His will, He is ever patient with you, always standing at door and knock until you hear His voice the choose to open the door to let Him in (Rev 3:20), waiting until you see the need to Come to Him.
WHY DOES GOD LET US MAKE THE CHOICE OF FOLLOWING HIM OURSELVES
When we choose to do a particular thing, we commit ourselves the more to it. Our commitment level is higher when we choose things out of our own free will, when we are not forced to choose those things. You will be more committed to the devil if you decide to follow him on your own, in the same way; you will be more committed to God if you choose Him, above all other things.
WHY IS IT DIFFICULT TO CHOOSE GOD
It requires FAITH to see the things of the kingdom.
Unlike the devil, the things of God are hidden, even when you finally see them, you will realize that they are not enticing, they are not compelling. Now, the reason God hides His things is that, they are treasures (Mat 13:5). Treasures are hidden; they are not put in the public for everyone to see. God will not first of all show you the great and mighty things of the kingdom until He has found out that you have been so desperately in search of it. He does not entice you with His treasures so that you will not love His things more than you actually love Him, He wants to first know that you love Him then He begins to show you gradually as your love for Him grows, the great and mighty things of the kingdom (Matt 6:33, John 15:7). Because God will not come to you first with tangibles, quantitative things, enticing things (like the devil does) we tend to see Him as one God with nothing to show and we say that He is not reasonable because He has come to us with only words and He expects us to put our trust, faith, hope and even love on Him and His words. Well the truth is this, IT TAKES PUTTING OUR TRUST, FAITH, HOPE AND EVEN LOVE IN THIS GOD TO ACCESS THE TANGIBLES AND QUANTITATIVE THINGS HE HAS but, not many can do this, that is why the Bible says;
‘But as many as received him, to them gave he power to become the sons of God, even to them that believe on his name’’
It is only them that believe that can access this GOD.