“The best choices aren’t always easy, but we must make them to reflect the character of Jesus.”
Chapter 3 of my new book “A Vision of Victory” focuses on the choices we make in life, and how those choices gives us power, or relinquishes it. Ultimately the decision is ours.
I was recently in a situation where I was forced to be around someone who tried to hurt me. Not physically, but doing things to attack my character, to change to perception of who I am. It was frustrating.
I have been nothing but helpful to this person; always offering assistance and advice. Yet, this person still did whatever was necessary to make me out to be this horrible person.
I had a choice to make. I could surrender my power over and allow myself to become angry, bitter, upset, or disgruntled. Even in the worse case, I could have sought revenge of some kind. Yet, I chose to continue to hold my head up high, to take the high road.
In spite of everything that was done, I’d still offer assistance and make myself available when I could to the exact person who tried to hurt me.
Chose peace. It’s easy to fall for the snares of the enemy, but God honors us when we don’t allow our circumstances to dictate our actions.
One message my church constantly shares with our ministry is that God never allows anything to happen to you that you aren’t equipped to handle. For this, I truly believe that this person is my assignment (I am realizing this as I type this).
My choices have to reflect the character of Jesus. In the face of hate, I must represent love. I cannot allow the hate of other to alter my character, my disposition.
Each day you are granted from God, be conscious of the choices you make. It’s not easy, but God will reward your faithfulness. Stay diligent. Stay blessed.
You can read about the “Power of Choice” in my new book A Vision of Victory.
Go in love.
Until next time. 😘