Choice, Chance, Change

05 Jan Choice, Chance, Change

The year 2015 has come to an end as we enter the first week of the New Year. Last week we talked about considering our options, evaluating our attitudes, and fixing our relationships. 

Every day you have many choices to make. I came upon a quote the other day about the three C’s in life: Choice, Chance, Change. In life we must all make a choice, to take a chance, or our lives will never change. This year we are standing at a crossroads of change. “In order to get something you’ve never had, you must do something you’ve never done.

In 2016, will you make the choice, to take a chance, to create a change?

Each path we travel on leads to a destination. Are you able to recognize the path you are currently on and where you are heading? If so, do you like the path you are on and are you content with where you’ll end up? This past year may have been very difficult or it could have been the best year yet! I believe we cannot become comfortable with our paths, even if they are headed in the right direction.

James Hillman, an American psychologist, once said,

“Any time you’re gonna grow, you’re gonna lose something.You’re losing what you’re hanging onto to keep safe. You’re losing habits that you’re comfortable with, you’re losing familiarity.”

A recent article just was published about World War 2 and the Nazi party. It was a surprise to discover that only 7% of Germany’s population during the 1940’s were Nazis. That 7% shifted Germany, and killed millions of people. That mere 7% changed their nation, went down in history and impacted the whole world. Now is the time to rise above all odds in our nation – now is the time that we must awaken from our sleep as believers.

What will you change to make 2016 a better year? What steps will you take to either find a new path or change the destination of an old path? Here are four things you can do that will help you in this journey:

1. Consider your path (Do you like where you are at and where you are headed? If not, make a change – start small and be consistent with the change).

2. Ask what the old, reliable paths are (Seek advice from those who’ve been there, and done that).

3. Ask where the path is that leads to blessings (Don’t be afraid to follow this path towards blessing and honor – it might not always be easy, but it is most definitely worth it).

4. Follow it

Pray this today: Lord, thank you for your consistent grace in my life. Thank you for the ability to re-direct my path, change my destination, and impact my nation. Help me to be strong and courageous on this new journey and throughout the new year. I ask for an outpouring of your blessing, honor, and strength upon my life and others around me. Amen.

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