Keller: Controlling our choices gives us responsibility for our lives

Published 12:01 am Wednesday, March 13, 2019

I believe most people want to be successful.

The problem is they don’t understand what success really is. The best definition I’ve heard is being in God’s Will for your life.

I believe we were all created to love and serve God. When we do this as matured Christians, we take responsibility for our lives.

We accept the fact that we’re responsible for our attitude, the choices we make and our actions.

One of the things I’ve noticed about successful people is that they have a clear understanding of the relationship between cause and effect in their lives.

Successful people understand that if they want something, they have to do all the necessary things to get it. “If I do this, then that will happen. If I don’t do that, then this will happen.”

This important skill allows successful people to anticipate and plan for the future.

Unfortunately, we live in a culture that teaches the opposite of responsibility. If something good happens, it’s luck. If something bad happens, it’s definitely someone else’s fault, certainly not mine.

The belief that we are not responsible sabotages all the power that can be found in taking responsibility for our lives.

When things aren’t going our way in really crummy situations, we can still control our attitude.

When it comes to the choices we make, each of us is given the power to make a decision.

Seizing control of our choices is one powerful way to take responsibility for our lives.

Because we control our choices, we have control over the actions we choose to take.

The consequences of our attitude, choices and actions, with wisdom from God, will always produce positive results.

If you have any questions, or comments, please write Harold Keller at Get High on Life, P.O. Drawer U, Reserve, LA 70084, call 985-652-8477 or e-mail