July 18

Reflection

Our life journey is marked by choices.  We can replay the path we have travelled and mark the points where we could have gone other ways. Our choices have set the direction to where we now stand. Some were rational, some were intuitive and others may have been mindless. Yet, all were significant. We were molded by them and looking back we were changed by them. The person we are now includes the sum of our past choices. The person we are becoming will include choices yet to be made.

Prayer

O Lord, lead me in right ways.

Action

Review significant choices you have made. Where did they lead you? Realize your own responsibilities.

Suggested Reading

I call on heaven and earth as witnesses today that I have offered you life or death, blessings or curses. Choose life so that you and your descendants will live.
Duet 30:19

Therefore, if anyone is in Christ, he is a new creation. The old has passed away; behold, the new has come.
2 Cor 3:17

Be anxious for nothing, but in everything by prayer and supplication, with thanksgiving, let your requests be made known to God; and the peace of God, which surpasses all understanding, will guard your hearts and minds through Christ Jesus.
Philip 4.6-7

It’s not hard to make decisions when you know what your values are.
Roy Disney

Life is the sum of all your choices.
Albert Camus

 Good decisions come from experience, and experience comes from bad decisions.
Author Unknown

You always do what you want to do. This is true with every act. You may say that you had to do something, or that you were forced to, but actually, whatever you do, you do by choice. Only you have the power to choose for yourself.
Clement Stone

 One’s philosophy is not best expressed in words; it is expressed in the choices one makes… and the choices we make are ultimately our responsibility.
Eleanor Roosevelt

Make bold choices and make mistakes. It’s all those things that add up to the person you become.
Angelina Jolie

We are our choices.
Jean-Paul Sartre

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