“…it’s important to remember that while we don’t always get what we want, we always get what we choose.” ~John Maxwell in The 15 Invaluable Laws of Growth
We all have the power of choice. We get to choose our actions, our responses, our attitudes, and in most cases, our direction and which dreams we will follow.
There are big choices in life. You can choose to stay in debt or budget your money to get out of debt. You can choose to change jobs or continue in your current employment. From a move to another city to how to educate your children to which church to attend, you get to choose.
Maybe the choices you face today are not as life changing as those mentioned above, yet you still get to make many choices.
You can choose…
…a grateful or complaining spirit
…to “stop and smell the roses” or rush through the day
…love and respect for your husband or apathy and disrespect
…to give your children a smile or a weary sigh
…an act of generosity or a selfish heart
…to seize the moments of the day or let them waste away
…to live in the power of Christ or struggle through on your own
What will you choose today?
aurie good says
One of my college professors reminded us that we choose how we get up in the morning, we choose to have a good day, we choose to study/not study, etc and it really stayed with me! On the days when things aren't going so well, I remember that I have a choice on my actions and my attitudes – and that really helps!
Mama S says
oh yes, this is all so true!!!
Oh, the choices that we are faced with everyday! Sometimes, I wish there weren't so many. But you're right that our choices are important, and we need to be careful with them.
This is a big point we make with the kids and that actually JB has made with the football team: fear is a choice, being irritated is a choice, happiness is a choice, etc.
What a great application of this! I need to work with my kids on realizing the choices they make daily.