We have the power to choose!
"Make good choices" is something you will often hear me say. It's another thing I feel passionate about. Why? Because every choice you make affects your relationships, your life, and your future - what doors will be open to you and which ones will be closed. Even the smallest choices about right and wrong become habits that will affect you for a life time. I have made many
lousy questionable choices in my life, and have had to struggle much more because of them. Yes, they were learning experiences, but I could have made the learning process much less painful if I would have put more thought into the consequences of my choices. Choose wisely... think it through!
Years ago I was given a small paperback book entitled The Greatest Miracle in the World, by Og Mendino. It's an amazing story that will uplift the life of anyone who reads it! Contained within the book is one of the most beautiful and powerful affirmations I have ever read, entitled The God Memorandum. In fact this chapter became so popular that it has since been published as a book of it's own.
What follows is an excerpt from The God Memorandum. I have it framed and hanging on my wall to serve as a constant reminder that we were not created as weak beings with lives tossed to and fro by the winds of fate, but rather we were given the power to chose how we will live our lives. Read it... believe it... live it!
I gave you the power to think.
I gave you the power to love
I gave you the power to will.
I gave you the power to laugh.
I gave you the power to imagine.
I gave you the power to create.
I gave you the power to plan.
I gave you the power to speak.
I gave you the power to pray
I gave you the power to choose...
Choose to love. . .rather than hate
Choose to laugh. . .rather than cry.
Choose to create. . .rather than destroy.
Choose to persevere. . .rather than quit.
Choose to praise. . .rather than gossip.
Choose to heal. . .rather than wound.
Choose to give. . .rather than steal.
Choose to act…rather than procrastinate.
Choose to grow. . .rather than rot.
Choose to pray. . .rather than curse.
Choose to live. . .rather than die.
I encourage you to read The God Memorandum in it's entirety, and even better... The Greatest Miracle in the World - it's a book you will never forget!
This post is linked up at Two Shoes Tuesday,
we'd love to have you join us!