Inspiration Station…

This is passage was inspired by the guidance offered in the first chapter of Corinthians, Paul’s letter answering the questions posed to him by the Corinthians.  I’m not sure of the source, but I’ll keep looking for whom to give proper credit to.  This is simply too good NOT to share with you:

You’re just waking up.  It’s quiet.  It’s early.  The sky is still black.  The world is still asleep.  The day is coming.

In a few moments the day will arrive.  It will roar down the track with the rising of the sun.  The stillness of the dawn will be exchanged for the noise of the day.  The calm of solitude will be replaced by the pounding pace of the human race. The refuge of the early morning will be invaded by decisions to be made and deadlines to be met. 

For the next twelve hours I will be exposed to the day’s demands.  It is now that I must make a choice.  Because of Calvary, I’m free to choose.  And so I choose. 

I choose love…No occasion justifies hatred; no injustice warrants bitterness.  I choose love.  Today I will love God and I will love what God loves.

I choose joy…I will invite my God to be the God of circumstance.  I will refuse the temptation to be cynical…the tool of the lazy thinker.  I will refuse to see people as anything less than human beings, created by God.  I will refuse to see any problem as anything less than an opportunity to see God.

I choose peace…I will live forgiven.  I will forgive so that I may live. 

I choose patience…I will overlook the incoveniences of the world.  Instead of cursing the one who takes my place, I’ll invite him to do so.  Rather than complain that the wait is too long, I will thank God for a moment to pray.  Instead of clinching my fist at new assignments, I will face them with joy and courage. 

I choose kindness…I will be kind to the poor, for they are alone.  Kind to the rich, for they are afraid.  And kind to the unkind, for such is how God has treated me.

I choose goodness…I will go without a dollar before I take a dishonest one.  I will be overlooked before I will boast.  I will confess before I will accuse.  I choose goodness. 

I choose faithfulness…Today I will keep my promises.  My debors will not regret their trust.  My associates will not question my word.  My wife will not question my love.  And my children will never fear that their father will not come home. 

I choose gentleness…Nothing is won by force.  I choose to be gentle.  If I raise my voice may it be only in praise.  If I clench my fist, may it be only in prayer.  If I make a demand, may it be only of myself.

I choose self-control…I am a spiritual being.  After this body is dead, my spirit will soar.  I refuse to let what will rot, rule the eternal.  I choose self-control.  I will be drunk only by joy.  I will be impassioned only by my faith.  I will be influenced only by God.  I will be taught only by Christ.  I choose self-control.

Love, Joy, Peace, Patience, Kindness, Goodness, Faithfulness, Gentleness, and Self-Control.  To these I commit my day.  If I succeed, I will give thanks.  If I fail, I will seek His Grace.  And then, when this day is done, I will place my head on my pillow and rest. 

If only we all strived to live our lives this way…what  a wonderful world this would be.  


About zohrbak

Zohrbak is an old email username I had a while's a made-up twist on two characters from Spaceghost. Zorak and Brak. I'm a geek. I am a married, working mother of 4 children, ages 4-15. I also have interests outside of my children, but I can never remember what they are.
This entry was posted in Spirituality and tagged , , , , . Bookmark the permalink.

12 Responses to Inspiration Station…

  1. ZOHRMOM says:


  2. Mary says:

    I love this. I wish we could all aspire to be this way everyday.

  3. Completely Mother Hen approved!

  4. YaYa says:

    I had my daughter read this aloud to me and asked her what she thought and which stood out to her. She is 11 and she choose self control. I was very proud. We utilized this to discuss the things she will face over the next years in her life and how she can use them today to help her get through her day. I’m typing up the self control for her to post on her bathroom mirror.

  5. Catherine says:

    If you only knew how badly I needed to read this today! Thanks!

  6. Happytown says:


  7. GmansMama says:

    I’d be willing to bet it was written by Max Lucado – very much his style. I like it, too!

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in: Logo

You are commenting using your account. Log Out /  Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out /  Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )


Connecting to %s