Where should I go to college? Should I take this new job? What school should I send my kids to? Should I make that purchase? What should I order for dinner? There are so many decisions to be made. My head spins just thinking about it. But, why do we stress over the decision-making process so much? I asked my decision-making-challenged friend this question, and I was surprised at her response. She said it isn’t that she is afraid of making a wrong decision, but rather she is afraid of missing out on the right decision.
How insightful! I think we can all relate to this concern on some level. We don’t just want good – we want the very best. No one wants to live a life of regret of what could have been. So, we stress . . . and obsess . . . and sometimes freak out when the pressure gets too much.
But, instead of relying on the natural, we can go to the Lord with all sorts of decisions we need to make, no matter how big or small. He has a perfect plan for our lives. These decisions that we make dictate whether or not we stay on His perfect path.
If any of you lacks wisdom, you should ask God, who gives generously to all without finding fault, and it will be given to you. – James 1:5
Fortunately for us, God is more than willing to provide guidance and direction. He is even interested in the small details. We just need to ask Him and listen to His reply. Are we always going to hear His audible voice? No. But, He will give us a gentle nudge or an inner peace, pointing us in the right direction.
We need to remember that our perspective is limited, only seeing the here and now. It is wonderful to know that God can see the whole picture and will instruct us accordingly to live the life that He has planned for us.
Ladies, stop spending so much time worrying about your decisions. Stop asking everyone you know what you should do. Good counsel is great, but the best counsel comes from above. You don’t need to be decision-making-challenged anymore!
Trust in the LORD with all your heart and do not lean on your own understanding. In all your ways acknowledge Him, and He will make your paths straight. – Proverbs 3:5-6
We hope that you will be able to join us for the "Taking Every Thought Captive" Conference on Saturday, September 19th from 9:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m. We expect it to be a refreshing time for all women. Special Guest, Amy Carroll, from Proverbs 31 Ministries, will be speaking that day about her new book, "Breaking Up With Perfect." Tickets are $35. Go to eventbrite.com to get your ticket today.
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