This is a comment written by me in Ellen's blog IN RETROSPECT-A JOURNEY.
Your post contains a powerful message for successful living. Choices,choices and choices. Yes, we are always confronted with a multiplicity of choices and what we chose ultimately is going to lead us to success or failure.
Many people take the easy way out where no effort or energy is involved, no risk or adventure is involved, no pains or sweat in involved and they find themselves reaching no where. Most of us including me shudder to take the road less traveled and we don't reap the rich rewards such as adventure, thrill, excitement, and a sense of satisfaction or fulfillment of achieving something against all odds. To speak about myself, I never liked to take risks, never like to get out of my comfort zone. Perhaps everything depends of early life when a person who is provided with all comforts by parents and therefore he or she grows up without having the necessity of taking up challenges.
A person who wants to become a great runner can either skip practice and go to movies or get to the stadium to run and run till he is exhausted. The first choice will lead the person to a dream unfulfilled whereas the second choice will help the man succeed.
Well, take the case of Eve. She had a choice to eat or not to eat the forbidden fruit. But she chose to eat the fruit against God's command and brought damnation on her and all of us.
God has given us a common sense to chose and if we exercise it carefully we find favor with God and HE will shower his blessing on us. He also gave us something called conscience and if we follow our conscience most of the time we will make the right choices.
This is a subject on which we all have our own thoughts and opinions. I hope you will share the same generously with me.