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A Choice: React or Respond

By Sibyl Towner
Are you reacting from your past or responding to God? Our past experiences hold power over us—good or bad. In essence, our pasts compete with God for our attention. God is more powerful than any circumstance or experience, but we have to choose to give him that power in our lives. Sibyl Towner speaks about these life choices.

As a father has compassion on his children, so the Lord has compassion on those who fear him; for he knows how we are formed, he remembers that we are dust. Psalm 103:13-14


1. To whom or what do we give power in our lives?
2. Can you remember a recent incident where God specifically provided for you?
3. How did God’s strength sustain you this day?


Father God, Thank you for giving us the power of choice in our lives. Increase our faith and courage to examine the hurt places that hold power over us even in this day. We invite your presence and power to help us name, forgive, and release whatever holds us reactive and keeps us from responding with Your love. In Jesus name, Amen.

By | 2017-05-02T15:50:02+00:00 March 28, 2017|Categories: My Life Story, Why Your Story Matters|Tags: , , , , |0 Comments

About the Author:

Sibyl Towner is a co-author of Listen to My Life: Maps for Recognizing and Responding to God in My Story, a visual portfolio for small groups, mentoring relationships, workshops, retreats, classes, use between spiritual friends or individually to re-discover the storyline of the life they are authoring with God. She is also co-director at The Springs Retreat Center. More information is available at www.onelifemaps.com and www.thespringsindiana.org.

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