Wednesday, June 8, 2011

Freedom to Choose

One of our favorite books is Man's Search for Meaning by Viktor Frankl. It is the true story of his incarceration in a Nazi concentration camp. Frankl writes about how he and the other prisoners were stripped of all their basic human freedoms. He could no longer choose what to do. He could not choose what he ate, where he went, or even when or where he slept. He was not free to speak or act. And, he was powerless against the very cruel treatment he received at the hands of the guards. However, Frankl states that he discovered an amazing truth in the midst of this trial.

No matter what freedoms are taken from us, we are still free to choose our attitude in any given situation. This realization brought Frankl great peace and employment in the midst of what could have been an overwhelming challenge to the human spirit.

While hopefully we will never experience these types of limits to our freedoms, many of us suffer greatly from the challenges of unemployment, debt, and poor health, or the consequences of actions over which we have little control. But we can take courage in the words of Viktor Frankl. We can choose how we will react to our challenges.

In April 2012, 4Life will host its international convention in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. The theme for the event is Passport to Freedom. We invite you now to make a choice. Exercise your precious ability to choose and make the decision to be with us next April. We promise you that your attendance at convention will open up new avenues for you to achieve greater freedom in your life. We look forward to celebrating together in April 2012, along with thousands of people from all over the world who have discovered the freedom that 4Life can bring.