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. Rick Wilson says:

    As we are taught that is what we do. Growing up, my parents were both heavy smokers, my Dad, an alcoholic, but my grandparents were strong Southern Baptists; I knew which could teach me the most, but, to say that my parents taught me nothing would be wrong; as they daily coughed and wretched on the commode, I knew from their example that smoking and drinking was not beneficial nor has it ever been a part of my life; so, we can learn from many examples.

  2. Nolito Dajoya says:

    Praise God. To obtain the POWER of CHOICE, have faith and pray that God will guide you to have the right choice.

  3. Moris Ayuba says:

    The Lord is using you to lead people to experience God. Know and do His will. Thank you all.

  4. kanjo kevin mangeh says:

    I have learned from this that no matter what happens around me, the choices I make determines what I become. Thank you Jesus

  5. Phinda says:

    Good day. Please kindly send me your daily devotion on my email. They are a blessing to me.

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  6. jamie says:

    Praise. God. So incredibly good