Power Choices

Power ChoicesAre you overloaded with information?
Do you live in uncertainty that your life choices are the right ones?  Have you ever felt overwhelmed when it is time to make a decision? Often, feelings of anxiety surface because we try to make important life choices all on our own.  There are so many options to consider… who to trust, where to go, what to believe, which cause to support, when to start or what to do next?  Thankfully, God gives us advice on what to choose.

I call heaven and earth to record this day against you,
that I have set before you life and death, blessing and cursing:
therefore choose life, that both thou and thy seed may live: – Deuteronomy 30:19

In other words, whatever is presented to you as a “choice” in your personal daily life, mindset or business that brings life, peace and blessings – CONTINUE and GO FOR IT!  Choices that contradict the life God promises in His Word or situations that bring pain, confusion and death – RELEASE and DO NOT CHOOSE.

Envy thou not the oppressor, and choose none of his ways. – Proverbs 3:31

It can be difficult to choose life if the opinions of the world have more influence over you than the Word of God.  Making choices based on spiritual revelation is a humbling process because they are not always popular, supported or understood by others.  Sometimes the decision may not even agree with your own flesh.  Your mind tells you one thing, while your spirit leads you in an entirely new direction.  When you find yourself going back and forth, reasoning or making excuses to justify a decision – ask God for guidance.  He does not want you to choose anything out of fear, anger or desperation. Draw close to Him regardless of the circumstance.  You are His beloved and He honors your free will.  

God desires for you to thrive and live a long, victorious life!  The more you fellowship with Him, the easier it will be to choose the life and blessings he has especially for you.  Today you can begin making decisions with more confidence and power than ever before.  Friend, know that choosing life will always result in good success!

Power of Your Words

word collageEverything you say can and will be used against you – or for you.  Regardless of race, gender, age or financial status, words have the ability to release a blessing or unleash a curse.  Do not underestimate the power to transform your life through the words spoken from your own mouth. 

Death and life are in the power of the tongue:
and they that love it shall eat the fruit thereof. – Proverbs 18:21

So what would your life look like if every word you spoke actually manifested?  Do your words produce hope and life?

“This is the start of something good”                              “Anything is possible”
“I am healed and healthy beyond measure”                    “I believe in you”

Or do your words produce hopelessness and death?

“I am sick and tired of…”                                           “I am losing my mind”
“This ____ is killing me”                                        “Nothing is working, I give up!”

Too often, I have let words associated with fear, anger, pain or doubt slip out of my mouth.  I must continually take inventory of my words and thoughts to create a positive atmosphere around me.  My goal is to be filled with words and thoughts that align with the promises of God.  Then, I will naturally speak words of love, victory and faith in every situation! 

What words of life can you add to your vocabulary today?

If you want to read more on the power of your words, go to Week 14: Power of the Tongue in the Power Over All book.