I LOVE, I mean LOOVVVEE ME some Five Guys Burgers and Fries! No matter what state of pudginess I’m in I can justify devouring an overflowing cup of fries and shoving a burger down my throat. Yummmm. My husband–not so much. He isn’t a huge fan of the burger, he prefers chicken. Waiters forever confuse our orders.
Five Guys has two options. Burgers or Hotdogs. Regular Fries or Cajun Fries. That’s it. Pick one. No kids meals, no vegen option. No chicken and no salad besides anything you pile on your greasy burger! I think that’s one of the other reasons I love it. It’s simple. Two choices, one or the other.
Starbucks, on the other hand, gives you 1.7 million options when ordering a cup of coffee. Frankly, it gets overwhelming for me. Besides the fact that I don’t drink coffee, I avoid Starbucks for the very reason it’s too much pressure. As is choosing toothpaste. I stand in the aisle at Wal-mart staring. Yes, an ENTIRE aisle dedicated to toothpaste. And an ENTIRE aisle dedicated to chips…sodas…toilet paper! We have been fooled into thinking more choices gives us power, but in reality, it just overwhelms and confuses.
The same goes with our spiritual lives, or religion, or beliefs, or way of life–again, whatever you want to call it. People, likely even you, pick and choose what to believe and what to purge because you’ve been told your entire life that it’s okay to do that. People, likely even you, pick and choose what you want to embrace in the Bible and what doesn’t fit your lifestyle.
God was very clear when he spoke of two choices.
“Today I have given you the choice between life and death, between blessings and curses. Now I call on heaven and earth to witness the choice you make. Oh, that you would choose life, so that you and your descendants might live! Deut 30:19
That’s it–life and death, blessings and curses. Not the way you want it, or what you want it to be. If you choose life, you choose everything that goes along with it. If you choose death, same thing….there is lots of everything that goes along with it.
I’m convinced that Jesus would have loved the simplicity of Five Guys. Pick a team, make a choice. That’s what Jesus wants us to do. What team are you on?