This entry was actually going to be a FB post last Tuesday. However, I saw it was a little lengthy, and I also had more to say. So I decided to save it for today! That’s also one of the reasons I started a blog to avoid long FB posts..lol 🙂
Written August 7, 2018
This has been on my heart today. I’m like should I post this? Then I’m like okay fine I will. Hopefully, it can be a blessing to someone, somehow…it’s actually advice that I need to take #decisions
In life we are all faced with tough decisions at some point, especially when you are in a leadership role. (Parent, foster parent, teacher, pastor, small business owner, coach, doctor, lawyer, police officer, etc.)
Whenever you have to make a decision make sure you can confidently answer the “why.”
Why did you make that choice?
If you can confidently answer your “why” with conviction then stand by your choice.
Some will understand, and some won’t.
If you can not confidently answer why, then be humble enough to realize that you probably didn’t make the right choice.
Here’s what I do whenever I’m faced with a tough decision.
I genuinely pray about it for weeks, even months. I see if it aligns with the word of God, and I get counsel and prayer from people I trust.
Then I make the decision based on where I find peace.
At that point, when someone asks me why did I do something I can be confident in my response.
My point is don’t rush into making BIG decisions. Go to God in prayer, go to his word, speak to loved ones, be still, and then move forward with your decision in peace and love
After rereading this post it reminded me of the time last year when James and I both decided to leave our jobs, and pursue our callings. Some thought we were crazy! We would get the questions. How come? How will you provide for your kids? What if you fail? How will you pay your bills? However, whenever people asked these questions, we had peace in our response. We knew we prayed about this for months. We knew we went to God’s word for guidance, and we knew we were both called to more than what we were currently doing. We knew God had other plans for us in store and that we had to make a decision. (SN-One thing we learned during our leap of faith is God provides, we are actually going to continue our leap-but that’s another entry!) When I told my boss, she was actually thrilled. She is also a woman of faith, and believes in Peacebe a lot. She gave me words of wisdom, and her blessings. She knew she would be losing a teacher, but was glad that I was following my heart. You see when you have decisions to make sometimes you might have to leave someone or some place. However, people that genuinely care about you will always want what’s best for you, not what they can get from you. Sometimes in life tough decisions have to be made. Rise above your feelings and never make a decision out of emotions. Go to God in prayer, go to his word, speak to loved ones, be still, and then move forward with your decision in peace and love