Over the past few months, I constantly feel like I am playing a game of “Would You Rather”. Anyone with kids will probably know that game but if you haven’t been subjected to it, it goes a little like this. You are asked a question such as “would you rather eat a snake or drink dirt?”. The game goes on ad nauseam and typically neither choice is appealing, but you have to pick something. Well, changing your life is like living in a Would You Rather game on a daily basis.
Think about where you are in your life right now. If you aren’t happy where you are, would you rather stay in your current situation or make a change? Neither option may sound great and both options may sound scary. But one option will provide new results and one will keep you where you are currently.
Would you rather like who you see in the mirror or avoid mirrors at all cost?
Would you rather try a new healthy recipe or continue eating food that you know will harm you?
Would you rather spend hours scrolling Facebook or open your bible and draw closer to God?
Would you rather have energy to play with your kids or keep telling them to entertain themselves?
We are faced with choices throughout the day, multiple times throughout the day. Even Paul wrote about how hard it is to make good choices. He said, “I want to do what is good, but I don’t. I don’t want to do what is wrong, but I do it anyway.” Romans 7:19 Making a change in your life requires you to constantly decide if you want to stay where you are or if you want to do the uncomfortable to reach your why. Even if it is a constant battle with yourself to make the right choice, even when your flesh tries anything to make you choose the more comfortable, tastier, or easier choice, you have to decide your ‘why’.
When my husband decided he had to make a change so he can see our son get married and have children of his own, he knew that he would have to decide throughout each day what he would rather do. At first, those choices weren’t appealing and they were frustrating. But his why was stronger than the hardest choice he has had to make.
It may not be easy everyday, but when you truly want to make a change, you have to choose the option that will propel you and launch you to reach the best you that you desire to be. So the choice is always yours. You just have to decide what you would rather choose.
So you fill in the blanks…Would You Rather …?3