Everything is a choice.
Waiting for a writing idea to come to me, is a choice. Getting up and writing because I need to whether I feel like it or not, is a choice. Procrastinating is a choice. Getting up at five a.m. four days of the week to go to the gym is a choice. Going to the gym a second time with Mom is a choice. Going to the gym a third time with Little Sister is a choice. Finally getting all the Chinese flash cards done is a choice. Binge watching the next K-Drama is a choice. Following the guidance of the Holy Spirit is a choice.
For every action there is an equal and opposite reaction.
~ Newton’s third law
Being happy is a choice. Being angry is a choice. Sin is a choice. Doing a devotion every morning is a choice. Buying that dress that’s on clearance at Burlington is a choice. Saving money is a choice. Prayer is a choice. Cleaning up the bedroom is a choice. Following a strict Korean skin care regimen every single day is a choice. Brushing your teeth is a choice.
Everything we do produces a consequence; good or bad.
- Choosing to be happy make a person happy.
- Choosing to be angry makes a person angry.
- Choosing to sin makes a person feel guilty and full of shame; on the other end, it makes a person feel prideful and defensive.
- Buying that dress is gonna make a person look hella fly, but they’ll also have less money than they did before.
- Saving money means they have room for emergencies and mistakes, but they also have a bit more money for a few more dresses.
- Prayer activates the power of the living God and is a straight line to talking with the creator. It makes a person feel more at peace and trustworthy toward God.
- Cleaning the bedroom generally means a person won’t trip in the middle of the night on his way to the bathroom.
- Korean Skin care means perfect, white, creamy skin. No more pimples. EVER.
- Brushing your teeth every day means having pearly white teeth and no more bad breath.
“Har har. This is great Elizabeth, but this is obvious.”
Sure, but how many of us actually think about the consequences of everything we do, whether it is a daily routine or a one time task? Everything–EVERYTHING–produces something.
I am a full believer in “Your words make your world.” I am also a full believer in “Actions are louder than words.”
What are you saying? What are you doing? What are you choosing?