The Choice Is Yours

Thursday morning I was finally starting to feel a bit better. My voice was much better and the aches in my joints were finally starting to lesson. It was still difficult to do my usual routine so I opted to take another day of rest. As I sat here on the couch I started thinking of the choices we make in life. I started thinking of how Adam and Eve made a choice to disobey God’s wishes. Then I began thinking of how many times I had chosen to disobey God. How many times I chose to turn away.

How many times have you disobeyed God?

How many times have you done something totally wrong and did it anyway knowing the consequences that came with it?

Everyone has a choice to make from the moment they wake up. Should I snooze 5 more minutes? Should I call in today? Should I workout? Should I eat something healthy? The list goes on and on.

We also have those spiritual choices to make. Should I keep trusting in God? Should I keep praying even though nothing is happening like I hoped? Should I spend those 10 minutes today in silence with God? Should I journal what’s in my spirit? Should I step out in faith on that vision God placed so carefully in my heart?

What we choose to do each morning when our day starts can either bring us closer to our goals or further away. Our choices can draw us closer to peace in knowing everything is going to be okay. Or we can choose to give up and worry ourselves in hopes of finding a solution of our own.

Faith is all about trusting something we can’t see right now. Faith is believing that God truly does exist and He is with us each and everyday. Faith is knowing without a doubt that God will bring us through whatever we are facing today. Faith is not seeing yet believing anyway.

The choice is yours. You can choose to live a life of doubt, fear, insecurity, hurt, and unforgiveness.

OR

You can CHOOSE to be fearless, brave, courageous, secure in who you are, forgive, apologize, let go, trust, be faithful, and believe. The choice is always yours.

Just like Adam and Eve, God gave them a choice from the beginning of time. The choice they made led them to feel so ashamed. God could have never mentioned that one tree. That one fruit. But He did. He did so to present them with a choice. Just like we face today. God won’t make the choices for us or keep us from making the wrong choices. He leaves the choice up to us.

So I ask you today, what will you choose?

XOXO…Ileen

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