Decide Terrie | February 1, 2010 | Quotes The first step to getting the things you want out of life is this: Decide what you want. – Ben Stein Please like & share: Related Posts Thankfulness is the Beginning of Gratitude No Comments | Feb 28, 2019 Optimism No Comments | Oct 29, 2015 Instead of Looking at the Past No Comments | Jun 9, 2019 Handle With Care No Comments | Nov 8, 2009 Failure vs. Success 1 Comment | Oct 5, 2009 It is Not Easy to Find Happiness in Ourselves No Comments | May 19, 2017 One Comment Jeremy Butterfield February 6, 2010 A military and financial leader I know, who thoroughly studies leadership, Gary Rohrbaugh. Explained the word “Decide” to me comparing it to pesticide, homicide, suicide, remember the common element in these words — they are all final! When you decide to do or not to do something, it is final! Though these other “-cide” words have negative connotations, and decide certainly doesn’t, Gary’s right, when we DECIDE it is final! Weighing the matter’s benefits and costs has ended and the action — doing/ being stage of life, which is made up of our choices, begins. Decide to make this day the best day of your life, then each moment will be filled with joys, gratitude, and happiness. NOT that you will not experience disappointments and pitfalls in life as well. But these too we ought to decide to be grateful to God for. “For there must be an opposition in all things…” This is so that we can learn to determine, distinguish, discern, and yes, then DECIDE for our- selves the difference between good and evil to experience it for ourselves and learn to choose the good! Sounds like a wise plan for all of us, God’s children, to gain real PURPOSE, one of the divine purposes of our creation. As Paul put it, “For in Him we live, and move, and have our being; as certain also of your own poets have said, For we are also His [God’s] offspring”-Acts 17:28KJV.. God has given us our own abilities and the freedom to choose for ourselves, to DECIDE what we will do! Without force, following His spirit or heeding other counsel, though He is omnipotent, omniscient, powerful beyond our full compre- hension. As was revealed to Moses in Deuteronomy 30:15-20, “See, I have set before thee this day life and good, and death and evil; 16. In that I command thee this day to love the Lord thy God, to walk in His ways, and to keep His commandments and His statutes and His judgments, that thou mayest live and multiply: and the Lord thy God shall bless thee in the land whither thou goest to possess it. 17. But if thine heart turn away, so that thou wilt not HEAR, BUT SHALL BE DRAWN AWAY, and worship other gods, and serve them; 18. I denounce unto you this day that ye shall surely perish, and that ye shall not prolong your days upon the land, whither thou passest over Jordan to go to possess it. 19. 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: 20. That thou mayest love the Lord thy God, and that thou mayest obey His voice, and that thou mayest cleave unto Him: for He is thy life, and the length of thy days: that thou mayest dwell in the land which the Lord sware unto thy fathers, to Abraham, to Isaac, and to Jacob, to give them.” Deciding to follow God’s plan for us equals the way of life, and in opposition to that the way of death is to not obey His command- ments AND NOT FOLLOW HIS VOICE (namely His prophets)!!! Choose ye this day whom ye will serve, but as for me and my house, we will serve the Lord as Joshua declared. This requires us to DECIDE who we will follow each moment of our lives and, thus, will determine our purpose and happiness in life!!! Add a Comment Cancel reply Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *Comment:*Name:* Email Address:* Website: Save my name, email, and website in this browser for the next time I comment.