I am about to go for a run and was reminded of a phrase my dad often says. I spent the weekend with him and the family, so all of his words of wisdom are fresh on my mind. I can remember growing up, they would drive me crazy; now I can’t get enough of them! ( am sure they drive some of my friends crazy though).
“It is not what you do that determines who you are,
It is who you are that determines what you do.”
This put us in responsibility.
If it was the other way around we could always place blame, oh that is just how I am…
No, you determine how you act and who you are.
Before you do something ask yourself, does this reflect who I am? Who I want to be? Does this reflect who God has asked me to be? Who he says I am?
We were given the power to choose.
We have to choose what is the most important to us.
God tells us who we are.
Sometimes, it just takes believing it.
The truth will set you free.
This quote comes from dad, but he didn’t make it up. He pulled it from the Neil Anderson’s book Victory Over the Darkness, which deals with way more than i can tall you on here…the battle between flesh and spirit, heart and mind, truth and lies…satan’s accusation vs God’s truth and freedom…so much more…
I recommend it.