We have a choice because no matter where you are born, where you live, or who tries to control your life - you can choose to follow or not follow God.
"And if it is evil in your eyes to serve the LORD, choose this day whom you will serve, whether the gods your fathers served in the region beyond the River, or the gods of the Amorites in whose land you dwell. But as for me and my house, we will serve the LORD" (Joshua 24:15).
Remain humble before the Lord.
The Lord's humbled . . . John A. Reeves