The other day as I was sitting at my computer, my seven year old son came up to me and said, “You are who you choose to be”, as he positioned his way onto my lap. To him it was just a casual passing statement, but I was quite stunned that such profound words came out of the mouth of a seven year old. I asked him where he heard that saying and he so matter-of-factly replied, “Spiderman.” He’s always been a Spiderman fan, so I was delighted that his cartoon hero was planting good seeds in his mind — seeds we could water, seeds that would hopefully grow into nourishing food for his soul.
Isn’t it true that we are who we choose to be? From the moment we wake up in the morning, we begin making choices, and those choices influence not only ourselves and our future, but loved ones and everyone we come in contact with.
We choose to encourage or tear down, to love or to hate, to accept what God has placed in front of us, or grumble about our circumstances. We choose to smile or frown, be positive or negative. We choose to pursue our dreams or do nothing at all, and we choose to enrich the lives of others, or only our own.
Our entire life is full of choices and the choices we make determine the person we become.
Who will we choose to be?