THE POWER of CHOICE

Rev. Mary Louise Ruffner

Ask and you shall receive; knock and the door shall be opened.”
Matthew 7:7

“Man has the ability to choose what he will do with his life, and is unified with a Law which automatically produces his choice.”
~ Ernest Holmes ~

“While we are free to choose our actions, we are not free to choose the consequences of our actions.
~  Stephen R. Covey ~ 

When it comes to Spiritual Freedom and our nature to choose – all stops are pulled. We have the “go” sign to choose whatever we please. However, if we are haunted by the words, “be careful what you ask for, you might just get it,” the knowledge of our own creative power and the awareness of the law of cause and effect, may cause us to stop right in our tracks and lock us into fear. 

 Let us use our God-given gift of wisdom, wisely. Making choices, when anchored in spiritual consciousness, is a wonderful way to practice conscious living, free of fear and superstition. Some effective rules of thumb are:

Consider the motives of the choices and decisions you make, rather than making impulsive ones that you may soon regret. In other words, just because you ‘can’ doesn’t mean you ‘should’.”

Consider the consequences of the choices you make by asking yourself if your decision has the propensity to bring harm to yourself or someone else. If it does, don’t take that risk.   When you determine, within yourself, that your choices are really and truly for your highest good; you may then be assured it is the highest good for all concerned.  After all, in the Spirit, we are one. 

Exercise this kind of critical thinking; then trust the Law to comply with your choices in accordance with the same spirit and intention in which they are made. In other words, when you comply with the Law, the Law complies with you.

Finally, remember, making a choice does not mean you must live with it forever. You are always free to make a new one. 

  Be conscious! Be aware!

It is essential that choices that are no longer relevant are replaced with new ones or new ways of thinking. Otherwise, just like old habits die hard, the former choices or ways of thinking continue to operate with mechanical precision as hidden beliefs, long after they are forgotten. They have a tendency to show up as people, places and things.  Therefore, think, say and do only that which you are willing to experience. 

The laws of life do not belong to just one people, one religion, one sect, or one culture. The laws of life are universal in nature and are therefore inescapable. All people are subject to them regardless of their particular beliefs. 

God is the Love within us that chooses good in our lives. God is the Law within us that brings the good about.


This Week’s Affirmation

All my experiences are a reflection of my freedom of choice.  I make spiritually conscious choices now and let the Law do its good and perfect work.
By Angela “Chris” Beam

1 thought on “THE POWER of CHOICE

  1. Rev. Mary your blogs are always so timely for me. I had a big decision to make and when I read yourblog I thought What would be the consequences of inaction. Looking at it from that direction gave me clarity. Thank you for your words

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