Tuesday, June 9, 2009

Power of Choice

The important function of your brain is in making choices, the right choices. The part of the brain that separates you from the rest of the animal kingdom is the frontal lobe, the area behind the forehead. Here, decision, judgment, reasoning, and worship take place. Animals do not have this well-developed portion of the brain. The choices we make count for life or death to us now and for our future destiny. Man's freedom of choice, based on past experience and information, requires a number of complicated activities within the brain.
  1. Discrimination is the ability to tell the difference between various objects and facts. You use this when you feel coins in your pocket, find keys in the dark or use any of your special senses, such as hearing, seeing, smelling, and tasting.
  2. Once discrimination "turns on the light," judgment "points the way." It weighs on side against the other and decides what is best under the circumstances, depending on your past experience and knowledge.
  3. What are self-control and willpower? If discrimination and judgment agree with your natural habits and reactions, there is usually no problem. If, however, they disagree with your reaction pattern, you face a choice as to the side upon which you will place the strength of your will. Willpower is a strength of mind to carry out or finalize on a choice which your judgment dictates at best. Your will is a governing power, the power of decision or choice. Every human possessed of reason has power to choose right. The power are strengthened by use.
Paul, a famous citizen of ancient Rome, gave wonderful advice for keeping the mind in a healthy condition and controlling the thoughts. He said, "Finally, brethren, whatsoever things are true, whatsoever things are honest, whatsoever things are just, whatsoever things are pure, whatsoever things are lovely, whatsoever things are of good report; if there be any virtue, and if there be any praise, think on these things." (Philippians 4:8 King James Version, KJV)

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