One of my favorite authors is Leslie Householder. Her books (The Jackrabbit Factor and Hidden Treasures) have really helped me the past 4 years. Her message primarily focuses on finances and prosperity, however, I use these principles in all areas of my life. Lately, I have been reminded by something she said in the Jackrabbit Factor.
"When I have a choice, I choose to believe. It does me no harm to believe. If I am wrong, I will cross that bridge when I come to it. In the meantime, I have nothing to lose by believing. I choose to believe. It is a choice."
I recently had an experience where I felt very strongly that I needed to go and do something. It was something that felt SO inspired. Many times it seemed like that goal was within reach and I would be just about to reach it - and each time something would happen to prevent it. This happened several times in the course of a few months. Sometimes, I would re-evaluate the thing I felt that I needed to do... I would think about it and pray about it... and sure enough I was supposed to continue.
At times it would be so discouraging to not be able to do the thing that I felt I needed to and I would continually tell myself these words "When I have a choice, I choose to believe". And even still... now that I am taking a different path to achieve my goal, I still tell myself these words. "I choose to believe that this experience was something I needed". Honestly, you can take these words and apply them to all areas in your life.
When I have a choice, I choose to believe...
... that this experience is for my own good
... that everything worked out the way it should for my benefit
... that I am successful
... that I am exactly where I should be
... life is good
... that there is good in everything, everyone, and every experience
... that even though I did not get what I wanted at the time I wanted it - then God has a better plan for me
... I am happy
... I have everything I need already around me
Do you see what I mean? You can take ANYTHING that you believe is bad, hard, or negative and CHOOSE to see the good in it.
The next time you are struggling or having doubt about something, hopefully, you can also remember... "When I have a choice, I choose to believe"
Choice. That's what life is about. We always have a choice in life - no matter the circumstance (even if we are only left with a choice to forgive). All choices have consequences. Some good - some not. And what we learn from these consequences creates who we are. Return to www.choicesthatchangeyou.com
Sunday, October 18, 2009
Monday, October 12, 2009
One of the biggest decisions of my life was when I found myself young, single, and pregnant. I chose to place my son for adoption. It was a very bitter - yet VERY sweet experience. I know it was what I was supposed to do. I have written my experience on the website, please read it here: http://www.choicesthatchangeyou.com/storyoffaith.html