There are times that you face choices in your life; spiritual and physical. There are times when no one, but you, can make that choice. No one can really understand the minute details that inform the decision, so no one else can truly make the right decision for you. Fiddlesticks! but those are hard decisions….
There are places in life where you can do nothing, but get alone with God and make your petitions known. Then, it is time to be still and wait for his guidance. Sometimes, it’s leading you away from your place of prayer to a place of action. Sometimes, it leaves you in prayer for years. Sometimes, you are left wondering, “What is God’s will for me in this?” Best to just stay in prayer till you know.
Sometimes, it seems there are no real “good” choices to make; between a rock and a hard place. Often we get in these hard places because of prior decisions we have made – never easy to admit that, is it?
The thing is, I’ve found, there are times that you have felt the hand of God touch your heart, and no one else may ever understand when you need them to. Those closest to you may think you’ve lost your mind and are making a decision that will hurt you. The only people who really need to know your reasons and stance are those that matter – not the rest who assume they know the deal and make judgements based on nothing at all but their own opinions. Pay little heed to those voices! Trust the voice of your consciousness. Trust the voice of the Spirit, as He guides you. Get alone with the Shepherd and listen to really hear Him.
Then, the other voices don’t really matter. People will have their ideas, opinions and beliefs. As long as you know that you walk with the One who called you, and you seek to please Him and He alone – who cares what others think?! Time will tell the tale. Sometimes, time doesn’t tell all the details, the ins and outs and hidden things of man, but time will tell.
In the rough times of life, no one and I mean NO ONE, really gets what it is for you to go through it. They won’t because they haven’t lived your life, endured your experiences. Still, remember this: you are not alone. There is One who has promised to go with you – even to the end of the earth. Even if those who have promised you many things never fulfill their words; there is one who will never be slack to keep His word of love, faithfulness and companionship to you.
Seek ye first the kingdom of God…. the rest will all fall away.