Every Choice is a Spiritual Choice

I don’t believe in a separation between the spiritual and secular.  I believe that all of life is spiritual.  The decisions I make everyday are really spiritual decisions.  The way I treat my family and friends is deeply rooted in the condition of my spirit.  The choices I make in business are actually spiritual choices.  If my spirit is off, everything else is off.

Even though I believe this in the depths of my soul, I am amazed that I let the hustle of living crowd out the things I know I have to do to take care of my spirit.  I struggle with this all the time.  I notice that my temper is worse when I haven’t been making the right choices spiritually.  The opposite is true as well – right choices nurture my spirit and result in kindness, faithfulness, unconditional love, and peace.

I choose everyday to follow Christ.  The state of my spirit is directly linked with the strength of my relationship with Him.  There are things I can do to strengthen that relationship and things I can do to hurt that relationship.  Since all of life is spiritual, and my spiritual condition is bound to my relationship with Him, the ups and downs in that relationship (entirely on my part) affect everything I do.

You may not believe as I do, but I wanted you to know this about me.  I think it’s important that I’m open with people I hope to call friends.  I want you to know that I really struggled with this post.  I want to share my whole life with my online friends, but I worry that it might turn some off.  I really don’t want to be lumped into the ‘Oh, he’s a Christian category’ because the spiritual way I live out my relationship with Christ is quite different from the religion that has hurt so many.

Well, there you have it.  I’ve shared something that is deeply important to me.  Love to hear your thoughts.

8 Comment

  1. Paul. Thanks for being you. I have found that the posts we struggle with “putting out there” are the ones that are most meaningful for those we reach. While we don’t necessarily practice the same religion, I wholeheartedly agree that every choice is a spiritual choice. We truly are spiritual beings doing work here on Earth. Thanks for the reminder.


  2. Paul Watson says:

    Peggie – Thanks for stopping by! I appreciate your comment and hope to hear more from you!


  3. I am often the same way. I love Christ, but often find the attitudes and behaviors of other Christians to be a poor representation of my own faith. Thanks for sharing this.

    Dr. Tiger

  4. Paul – Although I don’t consider myself a Christian, your beliefs greatly mirror my own spiritual beliefs about my relationship with the divine and they touched me. Thanks for putting yourself out there.
    Keep walking the path.

  5. William Ottley says:

    Paul – I Have to agree with "Anita" on this. coming from a "weak Christian" up bringing, aka "Unitied", I had problems with how everyone was giving lip service, and their actions were doing another. I started to grow up, thinking "i'll just ask the priest to bless me, and i won't have to worry about it anymore", and "I'll worry about my sins when I get older, and I'll figure out who God is when i'm older". I even went to get baptized by the Catholic church when I was 21. I started to develop a "hatred" towards Christianity, because of all the lip service that "Christians" seem to do. And I started to find faith in Quantum Physics, and how we are all connected, and we are all energy, and that this reality is an illusion. And everything was fine. Except, this haunting feeling of "hatred". And then I started to think, and read a few blog posts here, talked to people there, etc. And I realised, although I know there are a lot more prophet and guru's than just Jesus, the core of my faith is still Christian! I just… know more, and am more responsible than the typical Christian who does lip service. I just wanted to say thank you! You truly are right. When we focus on our EGO, and become the observer of our own thoughts, we come to realise that we are 100% responsbile for our own actions. You truly are right "right choices nurture my spirit and result in kindness, faithfulness, unconditional love, and peace." Thanks Paul *Hugs*

  6. During my research for a lesson I'm teaching on life choices, I came across your article. And since I don't believe in happenstance, I choose to believe it was divine guidance. Courage is an integral part of our life as Christians. To step out in faith and follow the leading of the Holy Spirit in our lives not only glorifies our Father, but it reaches out to those who may be searching for a new path in their personal life. Your courage in posting this article not only inspires me, but I beleive it puts a smile on Jesus' face. Thank you.

  7. eaglesinflight says:

    I am giving a message on choices. I love your comments and especially what our right choices result in; unconditional love, peace, kindness, faithfulness; the fruit of Holy Spirit manifested in our lives. What a blessed life it is when we walk in the Spirit.

  8. Mary Jane Aragon says:

    Making better choices in life is good, however, choosing the right choice is best. Decision making begins with a willingness to submit your intentions to God’s perfect will and humbly follow his direction. Thus, whatever our choices are we should know that there are always consequences and this would enable us to be wise in making choices. I remember a quotation, “Life is the sum of the decision you make.” Thank you Paul for sharing and being true. Jesus Christ’s guidance be upon us all!

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