Summary: We become a product of our daily choices. Choices have consequences.
LIFE IS ABOUT FOCUS & CHOICES... #2
SEE THE GIANTS OR SEE THE GOD OVER THE GIANTS... ???
By Wade Martin Hughes, Sr. Kyfingerrs@aol.com
Deuteronomy 30:19 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:
A MAN WAS PREPARING TO GO TO THE ELECTRIC CHAIR TO PAY HIS DEBT
FOR THE CRIMES HE HAD DONE. A Reporter asked him if he had a statement.
He turned and said: I AM WHAT AM BECAUSE THAT IS WHAT I CHOSE TO BE!
WE BECOME THE SUM TOTAL OF OF MENIAL DAILY CHOICES...
YOU MAKE CHOICES AND DECISIONS DAILY? HOURLY?
When will I get up? WHAT KIND OF MOOD WILL I TAKE THIS DAY?
What will I eat? How much will I eat?What will I spend my MONEY?
WHERE WILL I SPEND MY TIME? Who will be my friends?
NEVER ALLOW BITTER, ANGRY PEOPLE TO HELP YOU MAKE YOUR CHOICES...
HERIODIAS HATED THE PREACHER BECAUSE SHE HATED HIS MESSAGE...
HER BITTER CHOICES HELP MAKE BITTER CHOICES...
John the Baptist preached strongly against sin...
He told people sin was sin... he told the King sin was sin...
Mark 6:22 And when the daughter of the said Herodias came in, and danced, and pleased
Herod and them that sat with him, the king said unto the damsel, Ask of me whatsoever
thou wilt, and I will give it thee. 23 And he sware unto her, Whatsoever thou shalt ask of me,
I will give it thee, unto the half of my kingdom. 24 And she went forth, and said unto her mother,
What shall I ask? And she said, The head of John the Baptist.
25 And she came in straightway with haste unto the king, and asked, saying, I will that thou
give me by and by in a charger the head of John the Baptist.
THIS BEAUTIFUL YOUNG GIRL MADE A TERRIBLE CHOICE...
1. She could have had anything
2. She listened to A BITTER, ANGRY WOMAN...
Joshua 24:15 And if it seem evil unto you to serve the LORD, choose you this day whom
ye will serve; whether the gods which your fathers served that were on the other side of the
flood, or the gods of the Amorites, in whose land ye dwell: but as for me and my house,
we will serve the LORD.
ARE YOU MAKING BAD CHOICES? ARE YOU MAKING GOOD CHOICES...
YOU COULD MAKE THE CHOICE TO BE LOVING AND KIND?
YOU COULD MAKE THE DECISION TO CAUSE CONFLICT, COMPLAINING,
OR YOU CAN FOCUS TO MAKE THE CHOICE TO NOT MAKE THE CHOICE ---
THAT IS A CHOICE... WHAT ARE YOUR CHOICES FUELING...
WHAT IS THE CHOICE OF YOUR WORDS? BEHAVIOR? THOUGHT PATTERNS?
YOU CAN CHOOSE TO WORRY AND FRET...
YOU CAN CHOOSE TO HAVE FAITH AND TRUST GOD?
FOCUS ON YOUR VISION --- ???
Proverbs 29:18 Where there is no vision, the people perish: but he that keepeth the law,
happy is he.
YOUR FOCUS AND YOUR CHOICES WILL DETERMINE WHOSE REPORT WILL
YOU BELIEVE? CHOICE WILL DETERMINE HOW WE SEE OURSELVES...
Numbers 13:30 And Caleb stilled the people before Moses, and said, Let us go up at
once, and possess it; for we are well able to overcome it. 31 But the men that went up
with him said, We be not able to go up against the people; for they are stronger than we.