THE Lord God gave defined instructions to his people in choices.
“Today, I am giving you a choice. You can choose life and success or death and disaster. I am commanding you to be loyal to the LORD, to live the way he has told you, and to obey his laws and teachings. You are about to cross the Jordan River and take the land that he is giving you. If you obey him, you will live and become successful and powerful.” (Deuteronomy 30:15-16).
God lets you and I make our own choices in life.
Once we make our choices, it either builds us or breaks us.
Whether those choices are personal, family, community, district, province or the nation it will affect us.
What does that mean?
It’s easy to think our life is defined by what happens to us.
But the truth is, our life is defined by the choices we make.
It’s undeniable that bad things happen all the time in
PNG and everywhere.
We live in a broken world.
We don’t always choose right.
Other people don’t always choose right too.
Our decisions in business, education, health, economy and families, we all get hurt one way or the other because of bad choices in life.
But what happens to us is not important as the way we choose to respond.
Some people’s life’s are built up through difficult situations.
Other people are broken by them.
For some people, a bad experience is a stumbling block.
For others, it’s a stepping-stone.
If you take two people and put them in the exact same pain, one may succeed while the other may fail.
Why? Because of the choices they make.
We cannot control many of our live’s circumstances, but we can control how we decide to respond.
We can choose whether choices we make will make us better or bitter, build us or break us, bring change in us, communities, districts, provinces and the nation or never progress at all.
We made our choices.
Think about our future, our children’s future, and next generation in your village, district, province and PNG as a nation.
Where do we want to be in 10 years?
In 20 years?
Where do we want our children from 89 districts and 22 provinces to be in 10-20 years’ time?
Were last 20 years a total waste?
Did all the 89 districts and 22 provinces develop their human resources and physical developments?
Did we have bad choices in leadership?
If we make choices and decisions, we should be prepared for bad or good consequences.
Wise people always ask: What do I need to do today to get me where I need to be tomorrow?
God puts choices in front of you, every day, every week, month and year and every five years.
What you do with those choices will determine the person you are and will become in the community, district, province and the nation.