The Power of Choice

By   •   July 13   •   Topics: ,


Viktor Frankl in his book, “Man’s Search for Meaning,” describes the reactions of two brothers with the same heredity, the same environment, in the same concentration camp under the Nazis. One became a saint and the other a swine. Frankl tells us the reason why. He said, “Each man has within him the power to choose how he will react to any given situation.” God has given us the power of choice. Some people today do not wish to accept the responsibility for their actions. They blame society. They blame the environment. They blame the schools. They blame the circumstances. But Adam sinned in a perfect environment under perfect circumstances. We can’t blame it all on somebody else. We must accept the blame ourselves for our part. Society is made up of individuals. If we have social injustice, we’re the ones who are wrong; we’re part of it. Let’s accept our responsibility to do something about it.

Prayer for the day

With Your help, living Lord, I want to make the right decisions so that I may touch society with Your healing love.

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  1. Gerry says:

    We are all given the ability to choose, right from wrong. When we willfully make sinful choices there is no one else to blame. We must own it. Then humbly pray for forgiveness. If you’re sincere God is faithful to forgive.

  2. Joyce Paul says:

    Lord, thank You for lovingly carrying our burden. In times of trouble, help us to leave those burdens in Your strong Hands and to find our rest in You. IN JESUS NAME! amen.

  3. Kathy denhartog says:

    We all have a choice of how we handle each and every situation in life. We can be lazy and not even try to be Godly and respectful… or we can intentionally respond in love and peace to be a good example to all, which takes a lot more self control.