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Decisions, Decisions

Updated: May 30

Have you ever looked at someone else’s life and felt defeated and discouraged? It seems like they have it all together. Their business is running well, their marriage and family life seem perfect, and they appear to be the perfect picture of health! This is even more prevalent in today’s social media world, where everything is on display.

While we don’t know how those people’s lives are, we know that everyone tends to put their best face forward. What we do know, however, is the current state of our affairs, and what I am here to tell you is that you have the power to choose and to change your circumstances with minimal effort.

This is your year to embrace Change. Change in all areas of your life, including your attitude, thoughts, spiritual life, relationships, health, and any other areas that need improving.

So how do you begin? You begin with the DECISION to change. Let’s say you want to change your health; then TODAY is the day that you would decide to cut back on your sodium, sugar, and fats, make better food choices, and get more exercise. You don’t have to wait until tomorrow. If you are reading this before your next meal, you can make the conscious effort to skip the fast foods, hold the fries, and do not order the Sweet Tea:)

Changing the quality of your relationships also begins with your decision. You can decide to begin a date night with your spouse each month or plan an individual “date” with each of your children, where you take them to breakfast and find out how they are really doing. Improving the quality of your relationships with friends and other family members will take effort, too. You may have to plan more social events at your home and invite people.

Improving your spiritual life will involve reading your bible more, praying more, attending church, and becoming involved. It will not happen just by you thinking about it. I often check my spiritual “temperature” to see if I am getting cold. When I sense I am, I reset and get back in the word. Today, I begin my 21-day Daniel Fast. This is a very effective way to hit the reset button with God and get your spiritual house in order. By denying yourself food and other treats, you can better give God your focus.

Finally, perhaps most importantly, it changes your thoughts and life. Decide to guard your thought life. Every point I made in this email begins with you having the right thoughts to make the right decisions.

Remember that your dominant thoughts will control your behavior. If you are constantly worried, jealous, stressed out, discouraged, etc., the results will show up in your life as a lack of progress, things not working right, and a general feeling of overwhelm. So, you must make the choice to live each day with courage, focus, and passion. Choose better relationships and better health.

Make it a point to choose YOU!

“Finally, brothers and sisters, whatever is true, whatever is noble, whatever is right, whatever is pure, whatever is lovely, whatever is admirable--if anything is excellent or praiseworthy--think about such things.” Philippians 4:8

Here’s to better decisions!

With love,


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