BY DORAL PULLEY, Unity Temple of Truth Church
Verse of the Day – “There hath no temptation taken you, but such as is common to man: but God is faithful, who will not suffer you to be tempted above that ye are able; but will with the temptation also make a way to escape, that ye may be able to bear it.” I Corinthians 10:13
Denial- There are no bad choices.
Affirmation – I align my will with the will of God.
One of the greatest gifts that God has given you is the power to choose. Your will is the part of your soul that makes decisions. Every day all day long you are making decisions and living out the consequences of those decisions. This higher-level decision making is what distinguishes you from other life forms such as animals, plants, and insects.
Jesus, the Wayshower, made several decisions while he was in the wilderness (Matthew 4:1-11). He chose to operate in his higher Christ consciousness as the Son of God that he was instead of a lower level of consciousness of his ego (subconscious) and his senses (conscious). He consciously decided to align his will with the will of God. Saying no to the temptations of his ego and his senses empowered him to function in his Christ consciousness.
You have the power to choose what you will and won’t do. People may give you advice, but the final decision is always yours. There are really are no bad choices. Every choice leads you to a lesson or a blessing. The lessons are what your soul needs for growth and development. The blessings are your rewards that encourage you to keep moving forward.
Reflection Question – Look at the choices and decisions you make throughout the day? How can you see them as lessons or blessings?
Thanksgiving, Praise & Worship Activity – List 10 things that you are grateful for today.
Rev. Doral Pulley is the senior pastor of Unity Temple of Truth Church, 511 Prescott St. S, St. Petersburg.