Your life belongs to you! But, how would it be different today, if you didn’t allow other people to dilute your happiness or poison your day with their negative words or opinions?
Let today be the day you stand strong and begin your journey to take control of YOU… and understand the weight your choices have on your life. You are worthwhile. GOD places high value on you – and your life. So, never put your happiness in someone else hands.
There are circumstances that can limit our choices because of the authority that exists in our society… and in the world. For example, one of these would be the choices of school children that are limited to the authorities’ decisions and rules. This is also true of the military. But these are just two of many circumstances that can limit our own personal choices.
However, no matter what our choices are today, they are ultimately creating our future because every choice that we make will either cause us to be blessed or cursed. That’s because “The choices we make… make us!” And the way we have to look at life and choices, is knowing that things will get better or worse for us – depending on what we choose. All choices have consequences. These consequences will be for our betterment or will work to destroy us.
The Bible challenges us with this caution in Deuteronomy 30:19,
“I call heaven and earth to record this day against you, that I have set before you life and death, blessing and cursing: therefore choose life, that both thou and thy seed may live.”
I won’t tell you that people don’t matter, because they actually do. However, the time comes when you have to put your foot down and choose between living your own life fully, entirely, completely—or settle for living some false, shallow, degrading existence.. The way other people think you should live.
So – Wait! Before you decide to give up on your future or your dreams… lift your head up… gather yourself; go out and give life the best effort you have to offer today. It’s up to you today to start making healthy choices. Not just choices which are healthy for your body, but healthy for your mind. And know this… no one has the right to take your right to choose away from us. Not even out of love. Sometimes, though, they will if you allow them to do so.
The choices you make now, and the people you surround yourself with, they all have the potential to affect your life… even who you are, forever. Remember that every new day is another chance to change your life… to become a better YOU – but only if you make the CHOICE to do so.
God will not violate your free will and make you do the right thing, nor will He make choices for you. You can choose His way, “The law of the Spirit of life in Christ” – Romans 8:22:
“For the law of the Spirit of life in Christ Jesus hath made me free from the law of sin and death.”
Or you can choose the way of self. Either way… you have to choose, and when you choose… you have to be prepared to live with the consequences – Good or Bad.