ChanceAs we go through life, we have so many challenges, choices and chances. Our challenges in life force us to choose which direction to go. Our choices we make leave our destiny to chance. Our chances lead us to more challenges. It seems to be a circle. When we are faced with challenges, we do have to choose. When we choose, we are taking a chance. And that chance could lead to yet another challenge.

The challenges in life seem to come at a rapid pace at times. We have issues at work, at home, with our health. The list is endless. How we react to a challenge can help us better handle it. When we respond to challenge as a bad thing, we are going to end up reacting to attempt to fix it. However, when we respond to challenge as a good thing, we are going to look for opportunities to learn.

The choice that comes from the challenge is ours. We don’t have to listen to others. We can choose what to do. Others may have good advice. Others may mean well. Others may lead us in the wrong direction. But it is our choice what we do with the challenges we have. Choosing to respond in a positive way is always a good plan. Choosing to do what God tells us to do is a better plan. When we are faced with a challenge, we need to choose God for direction.

The chance of making the right choice depends on our decision process. If we choose to react and think of our challenge as a negative thing, then the chance of a good outcome isn’t that good. If we choose to listen to others, we take a chance of pleasing them and not doing the right things. However, if we choose to listen to God, the chance of a good outcome increases because He only wants what is best for us. He sees things we don’t. He knows things we can’t know. He understands it all.

If we want to do the right things when we are faced with challenges and choices, we need to choose God as our source for direction. The challenges of life will force us to make choices. However, God will never put us in a place we don’t need to be. The choice is ours. Choose God today to help with challenges so the chances in life will be about helping others and will evolve into a God thing and great things will happen!

Don’t leave your life to chance. Decide today to take on challenges and make choices that are in line with God’s will. Choose to obey God.

Romans 6:16 “Don’t you realize that you become the slave of whatever you choose to obey? You can be a slave to sin, which leads to death, or you can choose to obey God, which leads to righteous living.” (NLT)