Their is a realization in me this morning that God has given us all 2 tools, 2 Gifts, if used properly. One is the Gift of Choice. Also called Free Will. Much has been written about the Gift of Choice.
This Ability to Make a Decision, to Pick, to Cast our Vote, this is Wonderful because it allows us to alter the direction of our lives at any moment. To have some semblance of control in the 'apparent', random, chaos of existence.
Of course, if we choose poorly, this can cause us, and the world, a lot of problems. However, when we choose well, this is a starting point of Blessings and Prosperity for us and the world around us!
The Second Gift is the Gift of Habit. Also called 'running on Auto-Pilot'. It is the Automatic Reaction to Life that has been programmed into us. We are creatures of Habit.
It is said that we must 'first create our Habits, then our Habits create us'.
Once we program the Habits by Consistent Daily Repetition of a Specific Behavior, Attitude, Thought, Emotion, Phrase, or Response; Then we can take our Attention, Focus and Energy off of the New Habit and Place them on something else. We no longer have to think about it - the programmed reaction simply runs itself. This Frees us up to do other things.
Now this is POWERFUL and frankly, this is Dangerous. All to often we look around and see Habits being programmed by people that are NOT Thinking first. They are creating habits that are Destructive and Harmful.
Example: Racist Thoughts/Words/Actions x Daily = the EVIL of Racism
(we are NOT born this way, it is TAUGHT us. Shame. And it CAN be 'Un-Taught'. We CAN Learn the TRUTH and when repeated enough, it will Make us FREE from that Evil.)
On the other hand, we see people who are USING this Gift of Habit to create Fantastic Results in their lives and have a Huge Positive Influence on the world around them!
Example: Eating Healthy and Working Out x Daily Repetition = Healthy, Fit, Strong Bodies and Alert, Clear Minds
Example: Applying a System at Work Daily = Increased Efficiency and Higher Profits
Example: Tithing and Deposits into Savings/Investment Accounts with EVERY form of Financial Increase = Continuously Growing Financial Prosperity and Success.
Example: Working a Network Marketing or Direct Sales Business x 3-5 years = Financial Freedom thru Residual Income
Example: Applying the Principles of Christ x Daily = Transformed Mind, Transformed Life and a Powerful Sense of Peace in ALL situations.
As you can see, our Choices and our Habits (repeated Choices until they become automatic) determine the quality of our lives and the destinations we arrive at.
God has ALREADY blessed you, what are you doing with it?
Peace and a Closer Walk in Jesus