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I choose.

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I choose joy.

I choose gratitude.

I choose to step over the legos, babies, star wars figures and strollers and not complain that I just cleaned up.

I choose gentleness.

I choose to get up in the dark to have a moment to myself.

I choose to follow Him when even when I don’t feel Him.

I choose to focus on what I have and not what I want.

I choose to give when I don’t feel like it.

I choose to give grace.

I choose to accept grace.

I choose to discipline even when I don’t want to deal with it.

I choose to slow down when I don’t want to.

I choose get my priorities in order when they so easily get out of whack.

I choose to compare myself to an audience of One instead of the many others that catch my eye.

I choose to love when I don’t want to.

I choose to forgive when it’s hard.

I choose to ask for forgiveness when it’s even harder.

I choose to walk by faith and not by sight.

Yes, I choose. But not on my own. He chose me first. And with His help, His guidance, His power He enables me to chose Him. And so gently leads me back when I don’t.

O father, help me to fight the good fight, holding on to faith and a good consciousness. 1 Timothy 1:18

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I'm a wife to 1 amazing husband. A mom to 1 little dude and 2 girlie girls. A follower of the ONE who saved me. A daughter to 2 wonderful people. A sister to 1. A friend to many. A runner because that's what I do to keep from not going crazy. And the CEO of this little part of the world we call home.


  1. Oh I am so right there…

    This is like an oasis.
    Beautifully written.
    Wonderful affirmations,
    and a needed reminder.
    Thank you!

  2. Hi Aubrey, I stopped over from Write It, Girl.

    I love this post–what a great reminder! One that came to mind for me is, I choose to let it go when someone has upset me.

    In Christ,

  3. Visiting from Write It, Girl…

    Oh, I love this post!
    Life is full of choices, choices we make, make with His guidance, direction, encouragement!

    I think I’m going to print this off and keep.

    Thank you!

  4. Yes, I choose, too! God is really imparting that message into my heart. We have a choice, because He first chose us. Thanks for sharing!

  5. Hey Laura thanks for commenting. Yes, I could have added that one to the list for sure. I have a hard time letting go of things or past conversations when “I wish I would have said this!” Oh, lots more I could have added. Thankful for his grace in all our choices!

  6. It really does come down us choosing to daily walk with God, doesn’t it?

    So here goes:

    I choose to lay down my weariness.
    I choose joy over bitterness.
    I choose to cook.
    I choose to listen, well.
    I choose to let Grace be applied to my heart.
    I choose to give it to others.
    I choose to live thankful for the messes and the people who make them.
    I choose to rest.
    I choose to listen to even the smallest nudge from the Holy Spirit. And do it.

    :) thanks friend.

  7. Visiting from Stef Brown’s site UpLIFTing Words…LOVED this. It really is a choice…daily, hourly, sometimes minute by minute. God has really been challenging me in this way, to be purposeful about my thoughts and actions. To walk in His grace and bring Him glory.

    This was such a beautiful and needed reminder.
    Thank you :-)

  8. Thanks for reading Ashlie and commenting. Good to know I’m not alone in this choosing!

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