I'm sitting in my yard enjoying the hot Swedish Indian summer... Drinking coffee, reading the newspaper Expressen and cuddling with my German Shepherd. I have just finished an intense hunting week and have already eaten two deer casseroles... Soon moose hunt... I have two months off work. Why? Are you on sick leave? No! I have saved . I have chosen to live now. So, what do you do? Are you writing a new book? No! I sleep, walk in the woods, drink coffee and enjoy life... Life is actually really good! Of course I will write more, preach more etc... But, not now. Everything has its time. I have chosen to take some time off now, when Sweden is the most stressed out :).
Reflecting over that noting just happens. I don't believe in fate. I believe in a good God and man's own responsibility to make the right decisions according to the Word of God and the calling for his life. Will the US go into Syria with military force? Will the new government in Norway be politically to the right with Erna Solberg as Prime Minister? Huge decisions will be done these coming days that will affect many lives and futures. That's life. That's the way it's always been. Right or wrong decisions will always have consequences. That is why it is so important to read the Bible and faithfully follow your heart and conscience to do what is right. Yours and my choices might seem less significant than those of President Barak Obama's, but never the less, they determine your future. Should I go back to school? Should I make a career change and give my time and effort someplace else? Should I plan to rest more? Should I start saving so I can go on missions trips? Should I start working out regularly? Etc... Etc...
Life becomes what you choose for it to become! Nothing just happens. The quicker you understand this, that you can actually influence your life and future, the better. Don't just go with the flow. Don't let the years run past you. Happen! Do! Be brave! God is for you!
- I have decided to spend more time and more intense time with my God!
- I have decided to make more disciples to Jesus in Stockholm and to the ends of the earth!
- I have decided to be happy with my wife and my kids!
- I have decided to rest more, fish more and hunt more!
- I have decided to be happier and laugh more!
What choices have you made?!