This life we have been given is all about choices, in each moment we are given a choice, no matter the circumstance. I’m not saying we can control what happens to us because I know, sometimes the world just throws things in your face. We can however control how we react to these things. In those moments we have a choice.
Do we choose life?
Or do we choose death?
no one makes these choices for us
For each choice we make there is consequences
There are concrete choices that no one really questions, and people just make them subconsciously.
There are wrong choices too, and you have to remember.
You shouldn’t get mad at others for questioning you, if you are making questionable choices.
sometimes the choice is easy, like waking up and going to work in the morning, (well yeah you’re right that’s not always easy.) But even then we don’t HAVE to do that. You can choose to not go to work, you will have a consequence of not having a job, but you can still choose.
Sometimes the choices can be hard though, like choosing to not pick up the bottle, instead pick up the phone, like choosing to forgive when you have been wronged, like choosing to not get angry when antagonized day in and day out, like choosing to grieve and process instead of letting sadness over take you. Maybe it’s leaving a toxic relationship even though it took years to build.
Don’t let your bad choices define you.
We all make bad choices from time to time, but there is one thing we need to remember. our GOD is greater than our choices, his grace is sufficient to wash you clean of any poor choice. It doesn’t mean keep making bad choices it just means don’t let your one bad choice become who you are. Let him take it from you and start making good choices. Each day that goes by it will become easier and easier to choose life to the point where it will be just like breathing.
That’s not to say you will never make a bad choice again, I even make spur of the moment bad choices, unintentionally speaking death over a situation, or not taking an angry thought captive and holding on to it instead , but what it does mean is when you make these bad choices you get to go straight to the king of kings and say you are sorry and that you repent and he forgives you and forgets the incident entirely. (Remember though, you will still have a consequence in the world that you may have to deal with)
When we make plans, don’t we try and make choices that support those plans? God planned to create you, don’t you think he will support your journey?
My prayer is that is that we choose to speak life in our situations, in our lives, and in the lives of those around us. That when faced with adversity that we choose to be the voice of truth and stand on the word of GOD and speak it over the workplace over our families and over our lives.
Just remember life is all about moments, each moment has a choice, you can choose to make it the best moment it can be.
1 John 4:8
He who does not love does not know God, for God is love.
What shall we say then? Shall we continue in sin that grace may abound? Certainly not! How shall we who died to sin live any longer in it? Or do you not know that as many of us as were baptized into Christ Jesus were baptized into His death? Therefore we were buried with Him through baptism into death, that just as Christ was raised from the dead by the glory of the Father, even so we also should walk in newness of life.
Death and life are in the power of the tongue,
And those who love it will eat its fruit.