Friday, May 19, 2006

The Choices we make, Part II

My professor, Nicolas Ellen, who is NANC certified and is a graduate of DTS and a near graduate of The Master's college gave a lecture on the choices we make and how they effect our lives. The outline he handed out in class is found below.

"Your Choices Determine Your Future" Galatians 6:7-8

1. The choices you make in life reveal the kind of person you are. Basically your track record does not lie.

2. The choices you make in life reveal who you serve.

3. When you make choices from a self-centered perspective it will start out feeling good but it will lead to feeling bad and down the path of destruction.

4. When you make choices from a God-centered perspective it will start out being hard but it will lead to feeling good and down the path of abundant life.

5. God knows whether your choices are driven from a self-centered perspective or a God-centered perspective.

6. The way you choose today will impact the kind of life you will have tomorrow. You will reap what you sow.

7. You can control your choices but you cannot control your consequences.

8. You cannot make self-centered decisions and expect God's blessings on your life.

9. You cannot expect to know God intimately while choosing a life of sin habitually.

10. If you always choose what you've always chosen you will always get what you've always got in every aspect of life.

11. It is insanity to think you will get different results when making the same choices.

Some of the above does not taste too good once you meditate on it and think about the ways which you are being selfish and not God centered in your thought patterns. Lets be filled with his Spirit each day so we are full of his love and we have fellowship with one another.