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Choose Wisely

Updated: Nov 8, 2021

Charles Swindoll said, “Life is 10% what happens to you and 90% how you react to it.”

Rick Warren said, “Character development always involves a choice.”

Joshua told the Israelites to “choose for yourselves this day whom you will serve…”

These statements all mention choices. This life truly is all about choices, isn’t it?

Each and every one of us starts making choices the second that we wake up…

You can choose to hit Snooze when the alarm goes off.

You have the freedom to choose to not get out of bed at all. For most of us that means dire consequences, but it is a choice we all have.

My hope with everything I do with blogs and books and speaking engagements is to encourage you to choose wisely...

The Apostle Paul said that those of us who choose to follow Christ are “Ambassadors of Christ” In Colossians 3:16, Paul wrote: “Let the word of Christ dwell in you richly as you teach and admonish one another with all wisdom.” That “with all wisdom” business is critical for Christ followers. Followers of Christ have to remember that the world is watching us. They’re watching how we respond to tough times, watching whether we lift up and encourage one another or just look out for ourselves, watching to see if we carry out The Great Commandment to love God and love others.

Dr. Michael Milton is the founder & President of Faith For Living. He said:

“Let us always remember that Jesus is the fullness of God’s wisdom. To receive the anointing of wisdom, then, is, in some way, to know the mind of God and to draw close to the one who is wisdom incarnate…Jesus Christ is the wisdom of God… Recognize that wisdom is a spiritual act. It has very little to do with cognitive development or education. It has everything to do with the anointing of God…If wisdom is not exercised then wisdom ceases to be. However, the very nature of wisdom instructs your heart to use your insights, your discernment, your discretion, your vision to fulfill God’s will and to demonstrate how you love your neighbor.” (The Great Commandment)

So, my encouragement for you is this: Let us remember that the world is watching. New believers are watching. Seekers are watching. Those in need of guidance are watching. The entire world is watching. They’re watching the ambassadors of Christ to see if we show love and give encouragement, especially when the chips are down.

Hebrews 3:1 tells us to fix our focus on Jesus Christ. Peter walked on water while his focus was fixed on Jesus. When he chose to give his attention to the wind and waves was the moment he started to sink…

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