From Rev. Arlene

Do you realize that the one thing you do more often in a day than breathing is making decisions?  A Cornell University study said the average working adult makes more than 70 choices a day!  I don’t think there is anything else that we do daily and that often.

From the time we wake up, we make a choice – whether to hit the snooze button and stay in bed longer or get up.  Even when we make NO choice, we are making a choice.

So although making decisions is something we do on a regular basis, it does not make it any easier when tough decisions face us.  Some decisions seem so big that it can be completely overwhelming and so we often make a decision to make none.

However, when we do that we often miss some of life’s greatest blessings which usually come after we have made a tough choice and stepped out in faith.  That is why it is important to have a daily practice of going into the silence.  A mentor told me that in doing so, I was priming the “pump” so I could access the wisdom that was within me.

Before getting on the spiritual path I made many poor decisions.  But the good news is that, following my introduction into the spiritual life, many of these “bad” decisions turned out to be a blessing.  What is interesting is that my greatest time of spiritual progress came as a result of my making poor decisions.

Today, I take the time to connect to my Higher Power before making any choices, either big or small. Once that is done, I can step out in faith and take the action necessary to experience the blessings!

It’s never too late to turn your life around.  Regardless of the decisions you’ve made in the past, God can turn yesterday’s liabilities into today’s assets.  I encourage you to take the time to pray and meditate first thing in the morning.  Your day will become much more efficient, effective, and peaceful as a result of being dressed spiritually as well as physically.

This Week’s Quotes:

“It is our choices Harry, that show what we truly are, far more than our abilities.”  J.K Rowling, Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets


“Once you make a decision, the universe conspires to make it happen.”  Ralph Waldo Emerson


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