By Brittany Willis
To choose means to decide, to have a preference for; to select freely and after consideration.
I didn’t choose the drug life; the drug life chose me. That is the biggest pile of nonsense I have ever heard! And what makes it more ridiculous is that this is the mentality I had for over a decade. It was almost as if I was proud to be a thug girl.
I thought I was so cool and wanted everyone around me to know that I was chosen to live the life of the streets. When I got arrested or went to jail, I felt like it was another notch in my belt. Then I would step back out into the free world, and tell others how down bad the person was for putting me in jail. All I knew how to do was blame others for my mistakes. No one put me in handcuffs! I chose to wear those silver bracelets. I chose to go to jail behind the choices I made. It was no one else’s fault. It was my fault for making poor choices. I chose the drug life, but God chose me.
For what shall it profit a man, if he shall gain the whole world, and loses his soul? Mark 8:36
I am so thankful today that God chose me and I choose God today. His plan and purpose is so unimaginable for everyone’s life that God will reveal only small glimpses. He gives a small sample; a little taste here and there. From that, grows a hunger for more of His will for our lives.
I knew you before I formed you in your mother’s womb. Before you were born I set you apart…Jeremiah 1:5
I am chosen!
Chosen- selected or marked for special favor or privilege; to select freely and after consideration
..for he chose us in advance, and he makes everything work out according to his plan. Ephesians 1:11
God chose me ahead of time. God chose me before I could choose for myself. How about, God knew all the wrong I would do in my life, and he still chose me! He chose me in advance. This means that God had other options to fulfill his purpose, but he wanted me! He loved me when I didn’t know how to love myself. He loved me when I couldn’t love myself. His love has never changed on me. His love always stays the same. Unconditional love. He knows me better than I know myself! Thank goodness for that. The only person that stands in the way of God’s purpose for my life, is myself.
͞He must increase, but I must decrease. John 3:30