DAY 1: I CHOOSE to choose
I’m turning 40 this month!
Actually, if anyone has asked me in last year how I old I was (rude!) my response has been, “I’m about to turn 40.” I feel like I skipped over 39 altogether so for the next 16 days, if you ask, I will say 39. 🙂
40 is a “BIG ONE” I guess but it’s not that I’m dreading it. I’m excited about it really. I’m somewhere between having a WHOLE lot to learn and maybe knowing a thing or two by now. At the very least I know who I am. Finally. And that is no small feat.
I have discovered in (almost) 40 years that I while I can’t control all the circumstances of my life, I can control my CHOICES. And there is something about turning 40- I mean- being 39, that makes you pretty dang decisive about the things that matter.
So my hope is that in the next 40 years and beyond I will choose well in the areas of life that mean the most to me.
Today I CHOOSE to live a deliberate life. Full of choices that get me closer to the Bonnie that I was created to be. Full of the life that Jesus offers me- overflowing. But I have to CHOOSE.
“I have come that they may have LIFE and have it to the FULL.” John 10:10
“I have set before you LIFE and DEATH…now CHOOSE LIFE…” – Deuteronomy 30:19