Friday, August 8, 2008

Choices


 CHOICES
The choices we make in our lives will determine what we will become. They are some sort of a crossroad where we choose whether to go to the left or to the right. First of all, we have to choose which will we will exercise. Is it our own personal will or the will of God? We have been trained and nurtured by worldly wisdom to learn to exercise our own will in everything that we do. As the poem goes, "I am the captain of my ship, I am the master of my soul." In the competitive world in which we live, it is the battle of wills of different individuals with different vested interests and persuasions. But the Bible says, we have to follow in and walk by the will of God. As the Lord's Prayer says, "let Thy will be done on earth as it is in heaven." That is the first choice we have to make.

The second choice we have to make in our lives is how we should live our lives. Shall we live by faith or shall we live by sight ( the senses)? We have our senses to use and we are so dependent on them. But in difficult and trying times, when our senses tell us of the impossibility of things, shall we not rely on our faith to carry us through? Remember, the Bible says that faith can move mountains. Those who hold on to the functions of their senses and those who exercise their own will are limited in the things they can accomplish. They cannot go beyond the possible. Not so with those who surrendered themselves to the sovereign will of God and have exercised their faith rather than their sight (senses). Nothing is impossible for them. They will experience out of this world possibilities. NOW WHICH OPTIONS WILL YOU CHOOSE?

Tags: All Things Are Possible With God, Divine Will, Personal Will, To Live By Faith Not By Sight, Miracles Do Happen For Those Who Believe

PostedMel Avila Alarilla
Philippines
Inspirational/Motivational

15 comments:

*~*{Sameera}*~* said...

Beautiful post Mel.Our choices can make or break us.God does show us the way but how good we make the journey is up to us.

Take care my friend.God Bless You and your loved ones always.Have a lovely weekend!

my daily thoughts said...

great post, you made me think..lols.. Faith for God to give us wisdom which road to choose. We can make mistakes at time but he is always there to guide us. Have a great day Mel
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Mel Avila Alarilla said...

Hi Sameera,
Thanks so much my dear friend. I know you are making the right choices for your directions in life. May you find happiness, joy and fulfillment at the end of the rainbow. God bless you always my dear friend.

Mel Avila Alarilla said...

Hi Ester,
Thanks so much for your visit and great comments. I know you will always make the right choices in life. God bless you and your family always my friend.

Kim said...

hello Mel
"let Thy will be done on earth as it is in heaven." is one of my favourites...
a beautiful post...
thank you for your link... :)
enjoy your Sunday :)

Pia said...

bro, i'd go with the latter. why would i settle for anything less? God is offering me possibilities beyond my brain could handle... who in their right mind wouldn't want that? hmm... what i'm saying is we know our God. putting our trust and faith in Him gives us an open door to hope and receive what others would perceive is impossible, through our Lord Jesus Christ. God bless you and your family abundantly.

Mel Avila Alarilla said...

Hi KIm,
Doing God's will rather than our own will assures us that He will bless all our endeavors in life. Thanks for your visit and comments. God bless.

Mel Avila Alarilla said...

Yes, following God's will and living through faith rather than sight assures us that God will take care of us through all the pitfalls in life. Did He not promise that He will never leave us nor forsake us? Thanks for your visit and comments. God bless you always my dear friend.

Mel Avila Alarilla said...

That's for you Pia, my dear friend. Sorry.

JLee said...

Thank you for those words, Mel. They are a great reminder :)

Mel Avila Alarilla said...

Hi Jlee,
Thanks for your visit and encouraging comments. I really appreciate that. Thanks again and God bless.

SeaSpray said...

God's voice comes through in your writing. I come over here to absorb your wisdom and Godly faith.

Seeds planted...

Mel Avila Alarilla said...

Hi Seaspray,
Those are very heartwarming words, but as always, TO GOD BE THE GLORY. God speaks to us in so many ways and sometimes He uses human intervention to send His desired messages to His people. Thanks for your visit and wonderful comments. God bless you always.

izmir ev taşıma said...

thanks you...

Mel Avila Alarilla said...

Hi Izmir,
Thank you too. God bless.

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