Deuteronomy 30:19 (NASB) ‘I call heaven and earth to witness against you today, that I have set before you life and death, the blessing and the curse. So choose life in order that you may live, you and your descendants, ‘
Every single day we are faced with the opportunity to look on the world, our life and others, one way or the other, positively or negatively. How we live, what we get from this life and what is accomplished with this life, is largely the result of how we choose to view this life.
Re-known biblical scientist, Dr. Caroline Leaf says, “As we think, we change the physical nature of our brain. As we consciously direct our thinking, we can wire out toxic patterns of thinking and replace them with healthy thoughts.” Essentially, she’s saying there is a direct correlation between what we think and our reality.
Think about it this way, isn’t one of the foundational precepts of our faith, hope, optimism about our future, God’s grand design for our life, others lives, this world and the next. As a christian we are instructed by Christ to look forward in hope of the glory to come, expecting the fullness that is promised in Him. So, why is it so hard for us to look first on the bright side of day to day life? Why are we always so quick to believe the worst, wait for the other shoe, refuse to trust, to love to find joy in virtually anything? Why is it so hard to clean our glasses and look on things with clear eyes and a bright heart? According to Dr. Leaf, that “reality” is often times, what we chose, whether we think we did or not. However, more importantly, God, through His word, says we are what we choose to be.
So often, our circumstances, the fullness of life experienced, are direct reflections of how we have chosen to view the people, and the world around us. So my question is, do you choose life, or do you choose death? Have a blessed weekend.
In full pursuit of the greatest Trophy,