I am trying blogging on my phone. So far, I am not the biggest fan of it! Blogger needs to come up with its' very own iPhone app... Who is with me?!
The first two weeks of our busy month are already over. However, there are still a couple more weeks of Celeste running around like a chicken with her head cut off... Okay, that is not a pretty site at all.
Husband and I are in the middle of a big decision. Lots of prayer, lots of planning, and lots of thinking and discussing are taking up a majority of our time (and conversations) these past few days. With all of this going on, I have come to find that sometimes it is SO hard to hear God through the craziness. I feel like He is yelling out what He wants for us (for me), but we are just too deaf to hear Him. Too deaf, you ask? Well, I think our "deafness" can be a combination of our not wanting to hear Him, prioritizing our wants before His, and just being to enthralled with ourselves instead of focused on Him. Sometimes, He could just be silent for a while which probably means He is waiting for us to calm down and just be still so that He can show us His will.
If you know me, I am not good at waiting. Patience was not embedded into my DNA, listening has not been a strong suit, and waiting is boring to me- my ADD kicks in when I have to wait for anything at all. I know God is trying to teach me patience and all that good stuff, but I AM NOT GETTING IT! If there were a class called Patience 101, you can bet that I would fail before the first homework assignment was even given. Seriously. I am becoming better at flexibility (you have to be flexible when dealing with the military), but patience? Forget it.
Luckily, I married Husband. He is my completer at most things, but mainly in the patience department. He is so incredible when it comes to decisions, discussions, and waiting. He is an expert (compared to me, that is) at flexibility and patience. Man, when you ask God to teach you patience, He will go all the way and will not back down! He sent Husband (a patient man) to me (a not so patient woman). Praise Him for that! Sure, I get frustrated with it sometimes, but Husband is teaching me so much though it may take me awhile to fully comprehend. I married an awesome man, ladies...
What about you? What do you do when big decisions are dropped in your lap? Do you pray, do you research, do you seek counsel? Are you patient, flexible, or like me in these situations?
I have learned that the best way for me to "decide" is by beginning with prayer, discuss it with Husband, discuss the opportunity/decision with people we trust for their input, make pro's and con's lists (followed by much prayer), dive into the Word and weigh the options... However, prayer is basically what take up most of my time during times like these!
I pray that your mind, heart, and soul are fully trusting in Christ. Only then will your answers become clear and only then will you have peace in decision making. I am trying to make sure I am fulling trusting especially during times like these! Happy decision making!
"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 NASB
"Without consultation, plans are frustrated,
But with many counselors they succeed." -Proverbs 15:22, NASB
"And we know that God causes all things to work together for good to those who love God,
to those who are called according to His purpose." -Romans 8:28 NASB