Choose this day whom you will serve. You have to choose everyday. You will serve the Lord, or you will serve yourself. But you will make a choose. You’re not a robot.
From Carol Kent’s book A New Kind of Normal (Thomas Nelson, 2007) here are eight choices you can think about as you celebrate Christmas and ponder the new year:
When Despair tries to take me under … I choose life
When I wonder what God could possibly be thinking … I choose trust
When I desperately want relief from unrelenting reality … I choose perseverance
When I feel oppressed by my disappointment and sorrow … I choose gratitude
When I want to keep my feelings to myself … I choose vulnerability
When nothing goes according to my plan … I choose relinquishment
When I want to point the finger … I choose forgiveness
When I want to give up … I choose purposeful action.
Life is a long haul. Take courage, my friends. Choose well.
5 thoughts on “You always get to choose”
Thanks for this one…..
Don:This is definitely one I want to remember for sure, may have to get this book as well. I am going to share it with some friends like others here mentioned. I should keep this one around for sure!Thanks brother!Russ
DonThanks for the encouragement. God is good. Life is bent, but He is straightening it. I have hope.
Not sure if it's okay for me to comment, seeing as I'm not a "men of the Vineyard" but- good thoughts.-Ellen
Don,I found this blog helpful. I plan to carry a copy in my bible. I forwarded it to some believing friends in the feed business. I'm a pretty simple guy (as you know) and this list really brings it home for me. I want to chose well. Thanks!Kevin