Behind every choice, every habit, every new direction there needs to be a what, a why & a who.
We need to understand
- what attracted our attention
- why we were compelled to make a choice;
- who empowers us to face the daily discipline of new habits
They provide the motivation to begin or to stop.
They provide the energy & the faith to turn in a new direction.
We are 51 Days from 2016. I believe that most of the resolve we had to do things differently in 2015 bore little fruit. Our lives look very little different.
The reason for the failure was not with our choice or with our will power.
The failure was because it was not preceded by a firm understanding of the process of change.
The choice must be inspired by deep conviction that is spoken by God.
The choice must be sustained by an empowerment that comes from God alone.
The choices then
- become habits
- become defining , liberating lifestyles.
New choices are best understood in the context of the concept of repentance.
Repentance Means ‘To Turn’
Repentance means to be going in one direction & then make a radical turn .
Repentance is a radical change of habit, lifestyle or attitude.
We determine to turn in an entirely new direction.
We turn with a resolve & an urgency to not go back.
If we go far enough down the new path the way back closes behind us.
There is a point of no return.
This can be seen negatively unless the inspiration & empowerment of our choice is clear.
Of the Choice
Leads to Liberty
A Writer’s Choice
I have called myself a writer for many years. I wrote stories as a little girl. I have talked about writing, read about writing, named three different blogs. I set them up . I have boxes of pens and notebooks . My ‘techy’ tools were all linked & ready to go. But I never wrote!
On January 1, 2014 I repented.
I turned in a new direction. I found a challenge called My 500 Words.
There was just one requirement. Write a minimum of 500 words every single day. They don’t have to be brilliant, or purposeful or good words. They just have to be 500 words.
My old pattern was to sign up for things; get really excited, watch others grow & change but not really participate. It is much safer to stay in the observer frame of mind.
Shame, brokenness & isolation always kept me from moving forward; kept me from entering into life & into relationship.
This time was different. By March 7/14 I had written on sixty-four of sixty-six days. I had written in excess of 43,000 words.
A Choice Became A Habit
I Was Being Uncaged
I Moved From Design to Destiny
Inspired & Empowered By God
I Am A Writer
Today is Day 10 of Pray the WRITE Way.
The invitation remains the same.
My Heart Has Heard You Say
Come & Talk With Me
My Heart Responds
Lord I Am Coming
What attracts your attention?
Why are you compelled to choose to keep reading these posts?
Who will empower you to face the daily discipline of new habits?
What I Am Offering You Today
Is Not Too Difficult For You
Or Beyond Your Reach
The Choice Is Very Near You
It Is In Your Mouth & In Your Heart
I Give You A Choice Today
Life or Death
Prosperity or Disaster
Choose Life !
– Deut 30: 1-20
Today is the day of repentance.
Today is the day of a new direction.
In Twenty-one Days
You Can Be
Free To Live In
Choose to Turn