Jack had an interesting quote recently in his blog Jack’s Winning Words –
“In life you have three choices…Give up…Give in…or Give it your all.” (Charleston Parker)
Those are the choices from the kind of human, ego-centric point of view that most of us use in life. Quotes like that are the fodder of coaches and leaders everywhere as they rally the team or the troops. There’s certainly nothing bad about deciding to give it your all in life, whether it be to the demands of your job or to the needs of your family.
Striving to do your best is always a worthy goal; however, as we take time today and tomorrow to reflect upon the true meaning of Christmas, I would submit that there is a fourth choice in life…Give it to God. You don’t have to give up on life or give in to the temptations of life; instead give yourself to God and let Him handle your fears and trials. Let Him give you the strength to resist the temptations of life and the endurance and perseverance to give it your all. With God on your side all things are possible.
So, this Christmas, as we give thanks to God for giving us the greatest gift of all time – His Son Jesus – let us also give Him a gift of ourselves. Give yourself to God and you will not have to give up or give in and you will be able to give it your all.
Not to belabor this little prayer that I’ve written about often here; but, the easiest way that I’ve found in my life to give yourself to God is to prayerfully say to Him…Not my will but thy will be done.
Make the fourth choice.
Merry Christmas to all.