Choices- Cause and Effect
In this present life, the circumstances and situations we are in, are the results of the ordinary every day choices we make. Whether it is our choice of what to eat, how we use our time, or how we invest our money, it is reflected in current life conditions. Some people say life is a roll of the dice and some people get a good hand while others do not. This is not true- life is about choices. God tells us that choices are set before us, life and death, cursing and blessing and that we should choose life. We make these choices of life or death by the actions we take; they are a direct reflection of our choices. We may not admit to our choices verbally but we confirm our decisions by the actions we take.
Deuteronomy 30:19 I call heaven and earth as witnesses today against you, that I have set before you life and death, blessing and cursing; therefore choose life, that both you and your descendants may live; NKJ
Life’s destiny is the sum total of our daily choices. A continued pattern of bad choices will result in an unsuccessful life. We all have made poor choices that resulted in undesirable outcomes and if we continue in those same poor choices, the results will be continued undesirable outcomes. It is only when we change those things that influence our mindset and our decisions that we are able to make better choices and thus better and more desirable outcomes allow success to happen.
We may say, “It is just a song, just a movie, just some word,” not realizing it is these things that train our minds and teach our hearts to desire. It is these very things that feed information to our mind and develop our mentality. They train us to assimilate, embrace information and thereby influence how our decisions are made. Therefore understand how the media and the method or type of communication we hear, see and say will dictate one’s beliefs and ultimately the choices and the direction of one’s life.
God the Creator of our very being has said we were created in His image, in His likeness for His glory. Instead of listening to God we have allowed people, schools, jobs and our very society to define who we are. This pushes us to believe we are less than who we are and allows them to determine what we can or cannot do. The same enemy who tricked Eve is trying to pull the wool over our eyes and have us believe the same lies, to have us focus on nonessentials, the distractions of the world while he plans our demise.
John 12:40 He has blinded their eyes and hardened their hearts, Lest they should see with their eyes, Lest they should understand with their hearts and turn, So that I should heal them NKJ
God has stated He has given each of us the ability to get wealth; He has given us His creative spirit, gifts and talents. It is our gifts that will make room for us. God is faithful to His word. Everyone has the ability to obtain wealth so that they may establish God’s covenant on the earth. This is true, so why are there so many people living and dying in poverty? What about the young people living on the streets, homeless, possibly on drugs or in a gang? All of these situations are a direct result of someone’s choices and some of those choices have been made for past generations and they still impact this present generation.
Deuteronomy 8:18 And you shall remember the Lord your God, for it is He who gives you power to get wealth, that He may establish His covenant which He swore to your fathers, as it is this day.