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“You’re at a wonderful age. An age of freedom. An age of choices.” So touted information I received today regarding my Medicare Supplement Plan.

In actuality, those short phrases are spot on. Probably for the first time in decades, seniors approaching some type of retirement have more freedom and more choices than ever before. Do I work full time or take a part-time job? Do I stay where I am or migrate to a warmer clime. Do I move closer to the grandchildren? Do I buy an RV and travel the country or maybe join the Peace Corps? Lots of choices. Lots of freedom. A wonderful age.

Freedom of Choice

I ponder. I study—trying to pick just the right supplement plan to go along with my age-related windfall of Medicare. Sure there’s freedom of choice but what’s the right choice for me and my lifestyle? Maybe it would be easier if I had someone make the choice for me.

Choices. From the very beginning, God gave us freedom of choice. We see Eve choosing to listen to the serpent. Cain choosing to kill his brother. Noah chose to follow God’s leading and build an ark. Esther chose to save her people and Saul/Paul chose to respond to the blinding light. I wonder if any prayed to not have to make a choice?

Some of our choices are easy and others are hard. Some bring joy and others discomfort. Some lead to disaster and others to redemption. Fortunately for us, we don’t have to choose alone. Proverbs 3:6 spells it out, “Seek his will in all you do, and he will show you which path to take.” Because of my God-given free will, I get to make the choice but with help—not just about which Medicare supplement but about every aspect of my life.

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By Dee Reed. Copyright © 2012 by GraceNotes. All rights reserved. Use of this material is subject to usage guidelines. Scripture taken from the NEW KING JAMES VERSION © 1982.

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