Sometimes we are powerless to control what life throws at us. We get ill, we get made redundant, people close to us pass away, other people let us down, life happens. Jesus talked about the storms of life, and none of us are immune to those storms. But we can control where we are planted. We can make decisions and choices that will mean we are either ready to face those storms, and prosper through them, or whether they will flatten us and leave us devastated. It was Erwin McManus who said that making choices is the most spiritual thing we do - the more I see of life the more I realise how true that statement is. So in 2010 I'm encouraging all of us to make some simple choices which will help ensure we are planted in a good place. Those choices lie in five different areas of life - all beginning with an F. They are:
- Friends & Family
- people Far from God
In the meantime why not take a moment to have an honest conversation with God about which of the four places the psalmist mentions best reflects where you are planted.