Decide your destiny

Think a minute…A man was cleaning his car with a special brush when a little girl watching him said, “My daddy has a special brush like that to clean his car too.” The man responded, “What kind of car does your daddy have?”  The little girl said: “Oh, he doesn’t have the car yet, just the special brush.”  Well, you have to start somewhere! To get started, we must first decide what kind of life we really want. It’s strange how many of us want to live forever when we can’t clearly decide what to do with our life now. Like the guy who said: “I’m going to stop putting things off…starting tomorrow.”  

Even if others have made decisions for you, you can still decide how you handle the life that was handed to you. You still have control over your responses to life’s ups and downs. Happiness is a daily choice and attitude, no matter what situation you are in.

Remember, you can always find someone else worse off than you. It is only when we stop looking at our own problems and reach out to make others happy that we ourselves can become truly happy. But if you choose not to make a decision, that itself is your decision you must live with. There are many people who have never enjoyed success, simply because they could not make a decision and discipline themselves to follow through with it.

Remember, “If things don’t change, they’re going to stay the same!” It really is that simple. To move on from where you are, you must first decide where you would rather be. If you cannot change your mind, you cannot change your life. “The moment you’re through changing, you’re through!” The great writer Tolstoy said:  “Everyone wants to change the world, but no one wants to change himself.”

So ask yourself right now: What is the one decision I need to make to change my life? The smartest one you can make is to ask your Maker to take charge of your heart and way of living every day. Only with Jesus leading your life can you start making the best choices that will change you from the inside out, and increasingly give you the life you’ve always wanted. You can decide your destiny right now. The question is, will you?  Just think a minute…

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