A Different Direction

I love this quote from a Hallmark Christmas movie we watched recently. The main character, Holly, quotes her dad as having said, “When things go wrong, don’t go with them.”

That’s so great because it reminds us that we always have a choice. Things may look bad, but we can choose our attitude about them. We may not like something, but we can choose to change it.

Sure it may be difficult to go a different direction, but if you don’t like the direction you’re headed, then why not take a different course? I don’t mean we should quit every time we face a challenge. I mean that we should look for alternatives to staying frustrated and disappointed.

The beauty is that we get to choose our attitude. We get to choose our direction. We get to choose whether we will despair or be filled with hope. We get to choose whether we will stay in a rut or try something new.

God wants us to choose our direction wisely in life. Sometimes that involves choosing a different direction. So, when things are going wrong, choose wisely and don’t go with them.


Author: Allen Chapin

- Christian, husband, dad, friend, leader, author and speaker - Life Purpose = Love & Encourage, Offering Grace & Hope - Life Motto = Living for the applause of nail-scarred hands - Life Verse = Matthew 25:21

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