Words to SPARK your Heart-Song – Episode #184

February 5, 2024

Choice

Hi everyone. I’m Sherry Douglas with Heart-Song. Dr. John Maxwell, an author, speaker, pastor and leadership guru says, “Life is a matter of choices, and every choice you make makes you.” Every. Single. Choice. Research suggests we make about 35,000 decisions a day – that is a lot of choices and a little overwhelming. Most of these are so rote we don’t realize we’re doing them, for example shifting in our chairs or glancing at our phones. There are also choices that truly impact who we become. Perhaps you’ve noticed something about your health that concerns you, but put off seeking the help of a practitioner. Then after a year, you finally make an appointment to find out your concern is valid. The issue would not be as bad as it is if you had made a different choice. Every single choice we make makes us.

A few days ago, I read a social media post in which a woman said if in college she had chosen to focus on basketball instead of tennis, her life today would be very different. Her choice for tennis led to a specific roommate who introduced her to a friend who is now her husband. Because of tennis, she also introduced her brother to her doubles partner and they are now married. When she thought she was only making a decision about which sport to play, other important life events were unfolding.

Sometimes we’re able to connect the dots backward to see how our choices played out. Sometimes we can’t. But what we can always know, is that every choice we make makes us. Let’s live lives making the best choices we can with the information we have.

Remember, live the way you want to be remembered!

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