Monday Jan 09, 2023

You Don’t Have To!

You. Don't. Have. To. 

Most women are stuck in the lie that, "I have to..." I have to stay married, I have to go to church, I have to go to work...there is a resignation to a life that is choice-less. But that's not true. You don't have to do any of those things. 

With every choice we make there are consequences. But we DO have a choice.  

God created Adam and Eve with choice. They could choose to listen to Him and they could choose not to listen. But there were consequences to what they decided. 

Jesus gave Judas a choice. And he made it. The rich young ruler also had a choice. And he made it. Jesus also had a choice and he chose to go to the cross.

You make decisions based on what you want in life, not because you "have" to do something. You get to choose. 

Life happens to many of us because of our choices. But when we feel like we don't have a choice we end up feeling victimized. 

At the end of the day, how will you feel about yourself and the choices you made? 

When you put yourself in the "have to do these things" category you rob yourself of the feeling of saying, "I choose to." 

Psalm 119:1-5, 30, 33-34:

"Joyful are people of integrity, who follow the instructions of the LORD. Joyful are those who obey his laws and search for him with all their hearts. They do not compromise with evil, and they walk only in his paths. You have charged us to keep your commandments carefully. Oh, that my actions would consistently reflect your decrees!...

I have chosen to be faithful; I have determined to live by your regulations.

Teach me your decrees, O LORD ; I will keep them to the end.
Give me understanding and I will obey your instructions; I will put them into practice with all my heart."

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