Dr. Kluane Spake
“ You have brains in your head. You have feet in your shoes. You can steer yourself any direction you choose. You’re on your own. And you know what you know. And YOU are the one who’ll decide where to go .” Dr. Seuss
Decisions are the revolving door that creates everything that follows. The route you choose will determines everything that follows.
Think about it… Decisions could take you down an incredible pathway to success, or determine even who your grand-children will marry, or decide the health of your body and mind. Everything in your life is dependent upon the choices you make – that’s the way God made it. Yes… choose life and not death! (Deut. 30:19).
Probably nobody taught you how to make decisions while growing up. Me either!
Corporate training fails to train decision making, and ministry colleges usually pass it by — and so most of you often feel like you’re a victim of your circumstances!
In our day, we hear a lot about the “right to choose” — but this right must be balanced with the resulting consequences.
Every day, you choose what to eat, how to use your time, if you exercise, what you buy, who you talk to, etc. People get sick because of wrong decisions; sick in their spirit, mind, and/or body.
People choose to respond to situations. They choose to react, get mad, be happy, and forgive.
I can’t even count the times that I’ve gone on a diet… “I’m going to lose 20 pounds by Christmas” But, somehow I justify rewarding myself with the exact food that contradicts that statement. “I’ll lose it by my Birthday!” I exclaim — thinking that somehow it will work out.
But the problem is… no DECISION was really ever made. That was just a want. A wish. But, not a determination.
How DO WE SUCCEED IN A DECISION? By not deviating. By being decisive.
Can you say this out loud with me? “ Most of my life is the direct result of my decisions .”
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