Choices

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Choices. We all have to make them, and some may be tougher than others.  Many times, people fail to take responsibility for the choices that they have made in their lives, and choose to blame others (and God) for the turn their lives have taken. The blame will be tenfold if the consequences of those choices are steep. If you've ever been to church, or had an intimate conversation with your grandma, you've heart the saying, 'All things work according to the will of God.'   Many people use this quote as an excuse to wallow in the misery of the consequences of their choices.

Why am I so big on choices? Choices are all around us. Whether we choose between chocolate or vanilla ice cream, or quitting our job and becoming an entrepreneur, making choices is a constant part of our life.  The problem I have is, people fail to realize that, many times, the things we choose in our lives may not just affect us, but our spouse, our children, and all of our descendants.  Now, I'm not saying that there isn't a higher power watching over us.  I am most certainly a woman of faith and I know for sure that God does have a plan for each and every one of us, but as humans, we have free will and the ability to choose for ourselves.

Every choice we make has its own set of consequences, and since we are the one making the choice, we can't blame anyone else for what happens to us, when we consciously chose to do something.  Here's an example.  Think of God as a father (He is our heavenly Father) who takes out a college fund for his only daughter.  He's worked hard and saved with plans for this daughter to attend college and become a physician. Things appear to be going along fine until, ten days before graduation, his daughter comes home and tells him that she's fallen in love, and is foregoing college to get married instead. Of course, he is devastated. He warns her of all the things that could go wrong, but she gets married  anyway.  The marriage ends after a year and the daughter returns home. Her father never lost his plan for her future, her college fund is still there, and she's still able to enroll in school.  She's still able to accomplish her dream. She may have some baggage, but she's able to become a physician just like her father planned.

Take this example and apply it to your life. God does have a purpose for our lives...it will work according to His plan, but oftentimes, he has to work around our choices. He makes a detour in our road to destruction for us to accomplish what we need to accomplish.  If we're obedient and follow the plan that's been set for you, He will give you your hearts desire. His will shall be fulfilled.  One thing I have learned, God is faithful.  He will continue to protect us, continue to guide us, and will never leave our side.  Even with all of this, we still must realize that every choice comes at a price, You must decide if you are willing to pay it.

Choose wisely.