(Originally posted on The Bullard Pack blog on 7/20/09)
Quite regularly, I find myself overwhelmed w/ my “to do” list. Recently, after having another one of my “I want to go to a private island and never return episodes….” I cried out to God and asked “what do YOU expect from me?!” His response was quite clear. I am to be His child. I am to be a wife. I am to train and teach my children. I am to invite and serve others in our home. After receiving that renewed sense of purpose, I knew that I had to get rid of some of the excess in my life. In order to do that, I had to make some tough choices. Some of those choices involved personal sacrifice. Some of them required swallowing my pride. And some of them I just needed to give back to God to control! Regardless of the outcome, I needed to make them, or I would continue to spiral out of control
In Disney’s “The Little Mermaid”, Ariel is faced with a life altering choice. She will have to give her voice to Ursula, the great sea witch, in order be transformed from a mermaid to a human. While contemplating her decision, Ariel speaks about all the things she will have to give up. Ursula responds, with great sarcasm, “Life’s full of tough choices, isn’t it?” Despite her fear, Ariel summons up the courage to make her choice…she chooses to sacrifice everything to be with Eric, the human that she loves.
Sometimes, out of fear, we choose to do nothing about our circumstances. Sometimes, out of selfishness we make the wrong choices. Sometimes, we contemplate our decisions carefully, and make the right one!
Do you have some choices to make? Don’t let fear or selfishness deter you. Make the right choice!
“…..choose today whom you will serve.” Joshua 24:15