The choices that we make on a minute-by-minute basis determine our destiny. Every choice chosen has an immediate impact on our lives and on the lives of others. So when it comes to making choices – choose wisely. In the scriptures we’re reminded of a time when a whole nation was given an instruction about making choices, and the two words that echo throughout the annals of history still hold true to this day, and they are the words, ‘Choose life!’ So how do we determine which choice to choose? It’s quite simple. You have two choices.
The 1st Choice: If your choice, and the fruit of your choice, is going to breathe life into your life and into the lives of those around you, then that is a right choice. The 2nd Choice: On the flipside, if your choice, and the fruit of your choice, is going to deposit death into your life and into the lives of those around you, then you have clearly made the wrong choice. Rash choice making is a dangerous habit to develop. The term ‘I need to sleep on it’ is a powerful guide that can protect you greatly from making premature and painful choices. One simple directive is to recognize that the worst possible time to make life-defining choices is when you are tired, sick or emotional. Surround yourself with wise mentors with whom you can discuss your choices before making them final, and you may just begin to find that there may be another way. There is always another way. There is always a better way. Our job is to simply position ourselves so that we learn to make right choices. It is my observation that twenty years of making wrong choices ends up with one or more of these results – death, bankruptcy or destruction. So learn to make right choices, and because of those choices you will end up with a life that is both prosperous and constructive. Choose life! ( By Peter G. James Sinclair from www.motivationalmemo.com )