Choosing Your Response

The overwhelming majority of your life is shaped by how you choose . . .to respond to circumstances beyond your control. (Paraphrase of Tim Knight, filmmaker)

Knight points out that only a very small part of your life is affected by such circumstances. Most of life, he says, is not so much a question of what happens to you but how you choose to respond to life’s happenings. If that’s true, it places a great deal of significance on our ability to make good choices. That’s a matter experience, learning, and character development.

People with integrity walk safely, but those who follow crooked paths will be exposed. (Proverbs 10:9)