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The Daniel Adventure

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Once more: one of the best exercises for playing the game wisely is to be concious of making decisions.

So, take the next ten days to go on a Daniel adventure. Pick some area where you can take action. And for ten days, choose to honor God in that area. Maybe, like Daniel, it will involve what you eat. Or maybe it will concern what you choose to feed your mind. Maybe you will seek to go ten days without complaining to anyone. Maybe each day for the next ten days you will choose to read the book of Daniel.

Perhaps for the next ten days what will help you take your turn is to become intensely aware of all the decisions that are open to you. Some of them are absurdly small:  you can sleep on the opposite side of the bed! You can brush your teeth before you eat breakfast. You can choose what you will wear, how you will comb your hair, what you read, what you listen to,who you call on the phone, what notes you write, what music you listen to, what route you take to work, what time you get up on Saturday. Some of them will be larger. You can refuse your boss or spouse the power to dictate what kind of mood you will be in through the day based on how he or she treats you. Like Daniel, you can choose.

Never give up your spirit. Never yield emotionally.

Take action. Do something – even if you’re  not sure what. Taking action helps prevent sinking into helplessness.

John Ortberg in When The Game Is Over It All Goes Back In The Box 

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Written by Ryan

March 4, 2008 at 8:55 pm

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