We Have The Power


In reading a friend’s Facebook post about the state of his life at present, I was reminded of something I posted on my previous blog in April of 2016.  I wanted to share it again here, because I feel that it is so important to realize we always have the power to choose.

This is excerpted from one of my all-time favorite writings,”The God Memorandum” which is found in the book The Greatest Miracle in the World by Og Mendino.

The God Memorandum
Just as it says in this passage, we have power, it was given to us by our Creator. The greatest power we were given is the power of free will – the power to choose. Everything depends on what we do with that power, the choices we make for our lives.

We have the power to make good choices that will lead to happy and fulfilled lives. Equally important, by reassessing our choices, we have the power to implement change in our lives, to choose a new direction – to choose all the things we were meant to be from the very beginning.

Stop making excuses. Stop feeling sorry for yourself.  Never believe for one moment that you do not have the power to change your life; you have had it all along… all you have to do is claim it.

Note: If you haven’t read The God Memorandum in it’s entirety, I urge you to do so here. It’s beautifully presented in slide-show form. It will change the way you look at your life.


Author: Josie Two Shoes

I've been blogging off and on since August of 2006. I adopted the pen name Josie Two Shoes in 2007 as I began a new chapter of my life standing on my own two feet. Now I'm married to the man of my dreams; we live in dusty West Texas with a house full of furkids. I am an Aquarian by birth, and although I am past sixty and slightly frayed around the edges, my fascination with this thing called life continues. Faith, family, and friends are important to me; so are honesty, trust, tolerance, compassion and kindness. I'm pretty up front about most things, so if you want to know something more about me, just ask! :-) You can also reach me by email and find me at my Facebook page.

10 thoughts on “We Have The Power”

  1. Great reminder that we are not robots or automatons we can and must choose how we live and what we think. “What we are is God’s gift to us, what we become is our gift to God.” I don’t know who said that but it makes sense to me.

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