I call heaven and earth to witness this day against you that I have set before you life and death, the blessings and the curses; therefore choose life, that you and your descendants may live.
— Deuteronomy 30:19 (AMPC)
I have often pondered why some people do great things with their lives while others do little or nothing at all. I know that the outcome of our lives is dependent not only upon God, but also upon something in us. Each of us must decide whether or not we will reach down deep inside and find the courage to press past fear, mistakes, mistreatment at the hands of others, seeming injustices, and all the challenges life presents. This is not something anyone else can do for us; we must do it ourselves.
I encourage you to take responsibility for your life and its outcome. Be grateful for God’s blessings of the past and believe for even more in the future.
What will you do with what God has given you? God gives everyone equal opportunity—you can choose life or death (see Deuteronomy 30:19). It is your choice, and I believe you will make the right one!
Prayer Starter: Father, I am thankful for the opportunity to do great things for You. I pray that You will help me make the most of each new day and make the choices You would have me make.