Do you find yourself doing things and making decisions because you think you had no choice? At every point in our lives, we had a choice. “God created us to be a people capable of making choices. And God has always given us the power of choice.”
In the Bible, Joshua told the Israelites:
“Choose for yourselves this day whom you will serve, whether the gods your forefathers served beyond the river….But as for me and my household, we will serve the Lord.”
We’ve always had the power to choose, but the problem is that too often we forget we have a choice. Yet we make choices consciously and unconsciously all of our lives. We choose; when to sleep, when to get out of bed, what to wear, what to eat, where to go etc…unconsciously.
So what is it going to be for you: A positive attitude or a Negative attitude? Greatness or Mediocrity? Success or Failure? Wealth or Poverty? Health or Sickness? Better or Bitter? – It is up to you. “The paths of our lives take are largely determined by the choices we make every day.”
“Choice is the starting point to everything we do in life.” Bad things may happen to you, in fact bad things happen to everyone. You may make mistakes, you may get knocked down by hard times, but it is really up to you, whether you will remain down, or seek for ways to improve and change your condition, as Proverbs 18:15 advises; “Wise men and women are always learning, always listening for fresh insights.”
In the midst of life’s difficulties, you can CHOOSE to overcome, CHOOSE to “live your greatest life.” – It is up to you!