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Archive for June, 2012

Right Choices

1. Realize That You Have a Free Will

Many times people think that circumstances determine the direction of their life, but that is not so true. Have you ever thought about how those circumstances were created in your life? It is how we respond to the things that happen in our life that has a much greater impact and sets us up for the good or for the bad.

One thing that is given to all of us is a free will; we have to exercise that aspect of our life. If we don’t, impulses take over and fear and anxiety will develop our habits and habits develop our character and character develops our destiny. We are able to choose to act in a different way or at least learn to act differently and make choices toward life, love, peace and be filled with joy.

2. Realize That It Is You Who Has To Take Action

Make a decision and connect with that decision as much as possible. You can do that by writing things down. And then the most important part is to choose to take action. Not taking action is also a choice. You don’t have to do anything. Every action or non-action has consequences. Exercising our will gives you the power and the freedom to choose where we are in life and what we will do. That is when life changes from an obligation to a blessed opportunity.

3. Realize That You Can Take The Path of Life.

When we are influenced by outside forces, we might make the decision to give in and take the path of least resistance. If we go for immediate gratification we usually end up in mediocre conditions and we feel less fulfilled than that we had hoped for. Every choice that we make leads us either away from our destiny or right into our destiny where we will experience life to the fullest.

You determine what you are going to do. Don’t let another man’s weakness determine what you’re going to do. That can mess up your life and steer you off course in life.

4. Realize That Your Commitment is Very Important.

Commitment to yourself is very important; if you don’t care for yourself, you betray yourself and in the long run even punish yourself. You have to be able to commit yourself to make good choices, whatever it takes. Don’t let your impulses just run wild and make you a slave to yourself. Only when you have sufficient self-worth to choose whether to end something of value to you, you can fully commit to it.

Only when you learn to commit to yourself will you stop your self-sabotaging behaviour. Unless you realize you have the power to say no, you can never really say yes. Not to your relationships, not to your work, not to your life, not to anything.  If you realize what it means to say no to something, you also will realize what it means to say yes to something.

5. Realize that your choices affect the world around you.

So, look further. Your family will be influenced by big choices and sometimes also smaller choices. Take that in consideration. Remember: good choices will bring good things and bad choices will bring not such good things.

Steve D’Annunzio says it this way: “Fear-driven people constantly fight, desire-driven people constantly want, pride-driven people constantly manipulate, mission-driven people constantly learn and teach, love-driven people constantly serve and enlighten…it’s always your/my choice” – What drives you?

6. Realize that when you make choices for others you have to be careful.

Your intention can be good, but assuming too much responsibility for others deprives them of the lessons that arise from the choices they have made. People like your input, but nobody wants their life to be ruled by others. Remember, we have been given a free will.

7. Realize that you have the power to change your destiny.

I don’t have to know you to know that God has created a part for you on earth, it is a part that only you can play, a suit/or dress that only you can fit and a divine destiny that only you can fulfill.

Forget about trying to fit someone else’s mould. Keep your thoughts and emotions free of those kinds of obstacles by accepting yourself and the unique destiny that God has pre-ordained for you!

Use your emotions for the purpose God gave them, and don’t let the devil use them for his purpose. Embrace life with passion and use your emotions wisely. God wants to use them to help you enjoy your life, but the devil wants to use them to prevent you from enjoying life. The good news is the choice is up to you.

Resources: thechoicedrivenlife.com

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2 Peter 1:4

And because of his glory and excellence, he has given us great and precious promises. These are the promises that enable you to share his divine nature and escape the world’s corruption caused by human desires.

Jeremiah 29:11

For I know the plans I have for you,” says the Lord. “They are plans for good and not for disaster, to give you a future and a hope.

Matthew 11:28-29

“Come to me, all you who are weary and burdened, and I will give you rest. Take my yoke upon you and learn from me, for I am gentle and humble in heart, and you will find rest for your souls.

Isaiah 40:29-31

He gives power to the weak
and strength to the powerless.
Even youths will become weak and tired,
and young men will fall in exhaustion.
But those who trust in the Lord will find new strength.
They will soar high on wings like eagles.
They will run and not grow weary.
They will walk and not faint.

Philippians 4:19

And this same God who takes care of me will supply all your needs from his glorious riches, which have been given to us in Christ Jesus.

Romans 8:37-39

No, despite all these things, overwhelming victory is ours through Christ, who loved us.

And I am convinced that nothing can ever separate us from God’s love. Neither death nor life, neither angels nor demons, neither our fears for today nor our worries about tomorrow—not even the powers of hell can separate us from God’s love. No power in the sky above or in the earth below—indeed, nothing in all creation will ever be able to separate us from the love of God that is revealed in Christ Jesus our Lord.

Proverbs 1:33

But all who listen to me will live in peace,
untroubled by fear of harm.”

John 14:27

“I am leaving you with a gift—peace of mind and heart. And the peace I give is a gift the world cannot give. So don’t be troubled or afraid.

Romans 10:9

If you confess with your mouth that Jesus is Lord and believe in your heart that God raised him from the dead, you will be saved.

Romans 6:23

For the wages of sin is death, but the free gift of God is eternal life through Christ Jesus our Lord.

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