It Is What It Is ~ April 12

It Is What It Is

And we are who we are

Therefore I take pleasure in weaknesses, in injuries, in necessities, in persecutions, in distresses, for Christ’s sake. For when I am weak, then am I strong. 2Corinthians 12:10

I have concluded that all things from our past have combined to mold us into the persons we are, and the things of today and tomorrow will continue to shape us. We could not choose our place of birth, or who we were born to, and until we became of age and set out on our own, our habits were influenced by parents, teachers, and others, not of our choosing. But once we stepped out on our own, our lives and the results of them were placed into our own hands and we began to be formed by our choices.

We sometimes—too often, I think—regret our choices, and chastise ourselves, blaming ourselves for our lot in life. Other times, we want to place the blame for our situation on those who made decisions for us those early years. We even blame God.

Yes, the former things of our lives have made us who we are, and life is what it is, but we do not have to remain as we are. If we disapprove, we have the option to move forward, changing our course, and if we approve, we can continue on the path we are on.

The challenges of this life are many, but how we meet them is up to us. Choose wisely.

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