Dear, Decision Maker-
I see you struggling to make a decision. The decision you choose could change your life forever. It is in moments like these that you just wish you had a crystal ball and could look five years into the future.
I know. Because I’ve been there.
Maybe you’re deciding on whether or not to apply for a particular job. Or deciding on if you should take the job, if it’s offered. Maybe you’re unmarried and trying to decide if the person that you’re seeing is your person. Or maybe, you’re debating on moving to an entirely new area altogether for a fresh start.
Decisions. They’re not always easy to make. But, we’re faced with them every. single. day.
Sure, some decisions are easy to make. Like, deciding on whether you want the Number 3 lunch special with the taco, burrito, and rice compared to the lunch special with just the taco and rice. I mean, who doesn’t want a taco and burrito? It’s a fiesta on your plate, amiright?
But, friend, there are decisions that aren’t as simple to make. And those decisions, sweet friend, take lots and lots of prayer. Not just prayer, but also a willingness to accept the answer given from the Lord.
I understand that the job you’ve applied for–the one you so desperately want, maybe even need– offers more money. More prestige. Better benefits. But, is it a job that will ultimately consume your entire life and hinder you from following the Lord? Is that job worth risking your salvation? Can you still faithfully attend church services and continue your work within the House of the Lord? Would it be worth it in the end?
I know you care for the person you’re seeing. You’ve grown fond of having them around and they make you laugh like no one else has before. But, is that person kicking rocks in your path? Do they long to serve the Lord just as you do?
Sure, that new area you’ve been eyeballing has tons of options and things to keep you entertained. I mean, the place was just voted the Number 1 place to settle down in! What’s not to love? But, have you considered what a move will do for your spiritual life? Is there a healthy church in the area that you can attend, become a part of, and grow in the Lord in? Is the Lord drawing you there?
Have you prayed about the thing you’re having to decide on?
Friend, these are just examples. I don’t know the thing you’re actually wrestling with or the decisions you have to make. But, I do know you’ll find your answer in prayer.
1 Peter 5:7 tells us to cast all our cares on Jesus because He– yes, Jesus–cares for us and He is never too busy for us, either. Psalms 32:8 also says, “I will instruct thee and teach thee in the way which thou shalt go: I will guide thee with mine eye.”
Friend, you can trust Jesus with the decisions you are faced with. You can trust that He will provide the answers for you and you can trust that He will guide you, too.
But, friend, you also have to listen and do what He tells you, regardless of how hard that is. Maybe what He is telling you isn’t what your flesh wants. Maybe what He is telling you is the exact opposite of what you want. Trust He knows what’s best. Trust that He has a plan for you, even if you can’t see it. Follow His leading.
Take the things you have to decide on to prayer, friend. You won’t regret it.
Rachel Lee says
Isn’t it so good to know that Jesus is on our side! He will instruct us and teach us the way to go! Thank goodness! Because I would not want to trust myself to do it on my own.
Oh, Rachel. If I had to do anything on my own, I wouldn’t make it!