Voices

You Can Get With This or You Can Get With That . . .

You can get with this or you can get with that. But you can’t do both.

The world today is filled with many voices all competing for our attention.  Books, podcasts YouTube Videos, webinars, meetings and the like are jockeying for position in between our ears or in front of our eyes. Attention is the new commodity according to Gary Vaynerchuck, who day trades attention.

Each of these voices has something significant to offer and each is speaking a truth but is that truth or offering good for you?

Do you follow someone because their words ignite something within you? Do you follow because someone you know follows them? Do follow because they followed you and you are being polite by following them back? Do you follow to get more followers? Do you follow what I’m saying?

Listening to or “following” many different voices can be difficult and confusing. Each voice has a different point of view which may be the reason that many listeners or followers are stuck or unstable in their endeavors. One voice says, “Do this.” Another voice says, “Do that”. The listener/follower is now torn between two opinions. “No one can follow two opinions. No one can follow two voices.

Which voice is right for you? The voice to whom you give your attention must speak truth. Truth that is true for you. That voice must nourish your growth. That voice must help you reach your destination (your destiny) and help you fulfill your purpose.

It’s time to consider and audit the books, podcasts, videos, the meetings, and webinars to whom we give our attention. It’s time to delete and discard those voices that don’t take us where we want to go. It’s no fun realizing that you missed your turn because you weren’t  listening to the right directions. Listen to and follow those who are going your way. Do it today. You don’t have time to be on the wrong road. #Whatsonyourplaylist

Scrabble tiles that spell life

Expect Better.

The choice is always ours.  We can expect the best or we can expect the best.   Not sure what to choose?  Choose life.

I read this this morning and thought that this would help someone. It certainly helped me.

““This command I am giving you today is not too difficult for you, and it is not beyond your reach. It is not kept in heaven, so distant that you must ask, ‘Who will go up to heaven and bring it down so we can hear it and obey?’ It is not kept beyond the sea, so far away that you must ask, ‘Who will cross the sea to bring it to us so we can hear it and obey?’ No, the message is very close at hand; it is on your lips and in your heart so that you can obey it.

“Now listen! Today I am giving you a choice between life and death, between prosperity and disaster. For I command you this day to love the Lord your God and to keep his commands, decrees, and regulations by walking in his ways. If you do this, you will live and multiply, and the Lord your God will bless you and the land you are about to enter and occupy.

“But if your heart turns away and you refuse to listen, and if you are drawn away to serve and worship other gods, then I warn you now that you will certainly be destroyed. You will not live a long, good life in the land you are crossing the Jordan to occupy.

“Today I have given you the choice between life and death, between blessings and curses. Now I call on heaven and earth to witness the choice you make. Oh, that you would choose life, so that you and your descendants might live! You can make this choice by loving the Lord your God, obeying him, and committing yourself firmly to him. This is the key to your life. And if you love and obey the Lord, you will live long in the land the Lord swore to give your ancestors Abraham, Isaac, and Jacob.””
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Deuteronomy‬ ‭30:11-20‬ ‭NLT‬‬
http://bible.com/116/deu.30.11-20.nlt

Decisions

The Choice is Yours

Many feel that they must choose between the lesser of two evils in this presidential election.  Yet this is not so.

The United States of America is a republic with a democratic process.  This means that elected officials get hired by the vote of the people.   And these elected officials must carry out  the will of the people who hired them. Regardless of the personal feelings or beliefs of the elected official.

We are free-will beings and even God Himself will not violate our right to choice.  Take for example the book of 1st Samuel 8:1-9. The children of Israel demanded a king like the other nations. Despite the fact, God Himself desired to be their leader, guide, and king. God gave the people what they wanted.

8 Now it came to pass when Samuel was old that he made his sons judges over Israel. 2 The name of his firstborn was Joel, and the name of his second, Abijah; they were judges in Beersheba. 3 But his sons did not walk in his ways; they turned aside after dishonest gain, took bribes, and perverted justice.
4 Then all the elders of Israel gathered together and came to Samuel at Ramah, 5 and said to him, “Look, you are old, and your sons do not walk in your ways. Now make us a king to judge us like all the nations.”
6 But the thing displeased Samuel when they said, “Give us a king to judge us.” So Samuel prayed to the Lord. 7 And the Lord said to Samuel, “Heed the voice of the people in all that they say to you; for they have not rejected you, but they have rejected Me, that I should not reign over them. 8 According to all the works which they have done since the day that I brought them up out of Egypt, even to this day—with which they have forsaken Me and served other gods—so they are doing to you also. 9 Now therefore, heed their voice. However, you shall solemnly forewarn them, and show them the behavior of the king who will reign over them.” 1 Samuel 8:1-9NKJV

In our election process, there is another option where you can make your choice known. This option has gotten little to no attention.  It is the power of the pen, pencil or sticker if you will. The power to write-in your choice.

Generally, write-in candidates can compete in any election within the United States.  Write-in candidates have a small chance of winning.  But there have been some strong showings by write-in candidates over the years.  Retrieved from https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Write-in_candidate.

Don’t like your choices? Choose someone else.  Pick up the pen and write-in!