We were having some painting done at our place and the undercoat of oil paint had a very distinct and strong smell. We did not have to put up with it though, we could have the windows open to get some fresh air in, but sadly it was freezing. The other option was to leave the windows shut, stay nice and cosy and just put up with the smell. 😊
Choices, we make them all the time. Of course, some are easier than others, for example (if we are lucky) what to eat, and others are way more important and have greater consequences, you know say, shall I do this bungee jump?
It is the same when it comes to believing, or not, in God. It is our choice to make. He does not force us to belong to him, he extends the invitation. When we accept God’s invitation, we enter into a life where, upon request, our sins will be forgiven. An acceptance into his family gives us the opportunity to live a life that is free from fear.