My default setting is unhappiness, self-pity and stress unless I choose otherwise—
Compassion over judgement
Truth over denial
Faith over anxiety
Labor over laziness
Gentleness over “speaking my mind”
When I choose the Way of Christ over self, Joy becomes my default setting.
“Today I have given you the choice between life and death, between blessings and curses… You can make this choice by loving the Lord your God, obeying Him, and committing yourself firmly to Him. This is the key to your life…” Deuteronomy 30:19a, 20a