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.

How can you make wise choices? Read this short advice from Billy Graham.

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. David Wilson says:

    We each have one precious day to do the best we can by being an example of a true Christian. We have the ability to bring joy, laughter, and love to each person that we meet. We acknowledge them as a human being as a child of God. With a smile and a good word sharing our name and asking for theirs which can make a super day for someone. When I do this I feel better, what a blessing from our Lord! David

  2. Fiona Trimmer says:

    Great admiration for the work you do today and tomorrow.
    Always thought highly of Billy Graham, will be great to follow:)

  3. evidence says:

    Thank you for such a powerful word. God bless you.

  4. Frieda Sindorf says:

    When did Rev. Graham write this devotion? It is amazing and sad how we tend to keep repeating our errors and don’t seem to learn from the past. He is so spot on with this today as I’m sure he was when he wrote it. Prayers for our nation and the world.

  5. Tammy says:

    Thank you for this message of truth. I look forward to the emails. God bless all of you who work behind the scenes and on the front line to bring the gospel to the world. Amen.

  6. Carlos Xicara says:

    Thank you

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  8. Max says:

    There will always be tribulation in our lives, no matter our social, physical or social status. Without a firm faith in Jesus we are always looking to lay blame on something or somebody. God in his infinite wisdom gives us opportunities to be purified by fire.

    1. Max says:

      *Social, physical or financial status