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Monday, June 4, 2012

Many think that life is just a set of circumstances: You can't help what happens, just try to adapt and hope for better luck next time -- which explains the greatest excuse of all time: I'm just a victim of circumstance. The Bible teaches something different. Your life is not the result of random circumstance, it's the result of the choices you make. Moses and Joshua both highlighted this simple truth. "I have set before you life and death, blessing and curses. Now choose life, so that you and your children may live..." (Deuteronomy 30:19) "Choose for yourselves this day whom you will serve, whether the gods your forefathers served beyond the River, or the gods of the Amorites, in whose land you are living. But as for me and my house, we will serve the Lord." (Joshua 24:15) Life is a series of choices. Success depends on making the same right choices again and again, day after day, at the dinner table, in conversations with families and friends, with your paycheck, in what you read, at the office, when you're online. These choices determine who you are and what your life becomes. Every minute of every day we have the privilege of choice, to make life more rewarding or more disappointing. What choices are you willing to make?

3 comments:

Donna said...

Thanks again for your insight on this topic.

Gozreht said...
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Gozreht said...

I agree with you Phil. But you know what? Even if circumstances did rule over choice, then it still comes down to our reaction to the circumstances. But what people don't realize is that circumstances just don't happen. Choice has to rule over circumstance. If circumstance was in control then we would all be going through the exact same thing at the exact same time. But our choices create the circumstance. Which in turn effect all of those around us. If only we thought about what every little thing we do did to the world we may live different lives. But alas, we all live in the moment (for the circumstance) that benefits us the most.