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Wednesday, August 1, 2007

Life Choices

For the past several days, I have been faced with some interesting but difficult choices. Processing the pros and cons of the different choices, comparing, going back and forth in the decision-making process has certainly proved to be a growing experience. For those of us who proclaim to be followers of Christ, determining God's will is the point from which to base our decisions. However, sometimes hearing and or knowing God's will is not easy. This has been one of those times. My spouse has said that if there isn't a peace for a particular choice, that either one will probably be within God's will for us. This has to have been one of the more difficult times as both choices are appealing for different reasons. Evaluating each one and trying to come to a final choice has been almost agonizing! Part of that stems from an uncertainty about the unknown; part also stems from the desire to be available for my family; and part from the interest and challenge of doing something completely different.

My spouse again has said that this needs to be a choice that is right for me - not based on what anyone else thinks or feels, not based on disappointing any one of the parties, not based on anything other than where God wants me to be and what would be a satisfying choice for me.

Time is now the decision making end. I have to let both parties know what my choice is, and even though I really would like for things to be a little clearer one way or the other, I still have to make the decision. If it was easy - there wouldn't be as much growth, I guess!


Frasypoo said...

My husband always prays that God will close the door that is not the right one for my husband !It works,I was a "right door"

WomanHonorThyself said...

I'm sure you will make the right choice...! have faith girl!

Kathy said...

Sometimes it is so hard to know what to do in situations like this. There are some great verses in Proverbs 16 about how the Lord directs our steps. I'm sure He will lead you in the right way.

Strawberry said...

Thank you each for your special words for me. The choice is made and I can't say that it was clear which way was right. I really think either way would have been okay - which is probably why I had such a hard time with the decision. I appreciate each one of you. :)

Incognito said...

Remember that whatever choices we make in life, we will learn from them, whether right or wrong.

Decisions are always a challenge for me. I try to get quiet and try to get 'mental' about it.

If we truly wish to do God's Will, then one choice will feel more right than the other, as long as we can divorce ourselves from trying to please others etc. (as your spouse says).

Whatever choice you made, is good.

Strawberry said...

Thank you, Incog! There was a part of me that felt some regret but I do feel the decision made was the right one. Job decision - I am staying where I am right now.