The Choice is Yours

There’s one keyword that applies to everyone when it comes to making a change in their lives, and that’s the word “choice.” When I write my blogs, no matter what concepts, theories, or principles I’m writing about, it all comes down to one thing, and that’s a choice that has to be made.

No matter what hurdles you face in life, you have a choice to be affected or to be an effect. In other words, you can let the obstacles deter you and throw you off track or, like a sprinter in a race, you can choose to jump over the hurdles like they’re not even there.


When worry, doubt, fear, and frustrations come your way, you can choose to give into the temptation that causes them or you can choose to give into rest, peace, assurance, faith, and joy.  If the “in crowd” is going down the road of destruction, you don’t have to jump on the bandwagon. You can make the choice to take the other route that’s going to lead to a life full of hope and prosperity.

I remember a few years ago, there was a movie called The Matrix where the main character, Neo, had a choice to take either a red pill or a blue pill. The blue pill would allow him to go back to ordinary life as he knew it. But the red pill allowed him to learn about the “matrix” and change his life forever.

Well the good thing, my friends, is that God has given you a choice and He doesn’t require that you take a pill. In fact, Deuteronomy 30:19b says, “I have set before you life and death, blessings and curses. Now choose life, so that you and your children may live.”

Now make no mistake, it’s not easy. One of the hardest things in life is making choices. In the Bible, Abraham had hard choices to make. He could’ve disobeyed God and stayed in his home land. But God ordered him to leave his native country where all his family and friends were and go to a foreign land not knowing where he was going. I’m sure that was a hard choice for him. But because of his choice to be faithful and obedient, he became righteous in God’s eyes. And God gave him great promises, great blessings, and numerous descendents.

Sometimes, the harder choice is often the right choice. But just like Abraham, when you make the right choices in life, it can lead to great blessings for you too. Remember, the choice is yours. If you’ll make life filling choices, God will promise great blessings for you as you charge forth on your journey of life!

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Author: Jarrod Clark (790 Articles)

Hello and welcome to my blog. My name is Jarrod Clark, author and founder of OptimisticJourney.com and my goal for this blog is to provide inspirational messages for maintaining an optimistic outlook on life. To find out more about me, check out the About Jarrod tab at the top of the page and if you have questions, please don't hesitate to contact me! Thanks!

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