In 1 Kings 3 we find a story of the beginning of King Solomon, the wisest man who ever lived. 

In chapter 3 verse 5 something happens that doesn't happen very often - God asks a man what he wants from Him. God literally asks Solomon in a dream, "Ask what I shall give you."

As I said, that doesn’t happen very much in scripture. Moses wasn’t given a choice to lead the Israelites out of Egypt - he was told by God how he was to do it. Even God’s own son, Jesus, wasn’t given a choice in the matter of his earthly death. Sure, Jesus was God on earth and could have called 10,000 angels to rescue him, but God’s plan was absolute and Jesus had no other viable choice - the Savior had to die for our sins on the cross. 

But Solomon was given a choice - and he chooses wisely. 

Selfishly, I know exactly what my first instinct would be to ask for: I would ask God for myself, my children, and my children's children to never have to worry about money. Ever. 

Solomon could have asked for that. He could have asked for power, or status, or riches, or long life, but he doesn't. He simply asks for wisdom to govern his nation - God's people - wisely. He asks for wisdom. 

Believe it or not, God gives you a choice every day. And in terms of serving Him, there's only two choices - we either do or we don't. God has given us the free will to choose what we do with our lives, and every day is an opportunity to show people who we serve. 

What choice are you making? Are you serving God with all your heart or are you serving him half-heartedly? Because there's really no in-between.