Every man that is alive has been given that life as a gift and it is expected that (s)he makes the best use of that gift.
One of the powers that we possess that we must exercise daily is that of choice. The way our lives are lived daily is an expression of the choices that we make. Moreover, the quality of life that we live reflects the choices that we have made.
In reference to the scriptures, the choices of life and death, good and evil, blessing and cursing (Deut 30:15, 19) were presented to the children of God. God through his servant also presented to them a choice of whom to show their allegiance to in service “whether the gods of the Amorites, Egyptians or the Lord” (Joshua 24:14,15). These calls to choose were concluded with an admonition to choose right, bearing in mind the consequences that come with each choice. When Daniel purposed in his heart (Dan 1:8), he made a choice. The consequence of his choice put him in a better position than others.
Every day, we are faced with choices to tell the truth or lie, to be just or unfair to others, to obey God or disobey him, to help others or to satisfy our self, to be silent or to respond, to be righteous or act corrupt. The responses to these choices and many more will determine what we will become. Choose according to what God has ordained and you will become who He made you to be.