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Decisions, Decisions…

Have you ever had a decision you knew you needed to make but you kept putting it off?

 

I’ve been there for awhile now. And by awhile, I mean a little over three months.

 
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In that time, I’ve struggled with fear, uncertainty, irritability, and routine insomnia. Just a heavy spirit overall–I haven’t been able to get away from it.

 

I know what God wants me to do, and I want to obey Him, but I haven’t been sure of the outcome. Am I supposed to be? Is it even considered faith if I insist on having things in perfect order before I obey? Sure, there’s something to be said about preparation before making a big decision, but are circumstances ever perfect to obey?

 

Last week, I vowed to obey. No more putting it off. After all, delayed obedience would still be disobedience.

 

So I did it. I really did! Took one deep breath and just let it out: “I’ve decided to retire and be a stay-at-home mom.” Phew! Did I just say that?!?!

 

Although I was nervous about how that conversation would go with my manager, it actually went very well. In fact, he even asked me if I felt like a weight had been lifted off my shoulders.

 

“Yes!”

 

Obedience is scary, isn’t it? It tests us (Deuteronomy 13:3-4).

 

He promises to protect us when we obey Him, dear one (Psalm 5:12). We may not know what lies on the other side of obedience, but neither did Abraham when he left his home town to the land that God would show him (Hebrews 11:8). When we make that decision to obey Him no matter what, He declares us “right” with Him–and there’s no other place I would rather be (Romans 2:13). We need not fear if we know He is leading us. He will give us His favor (Deuteronomy 6:3). Even more, He will grant us peace and set us free (James 1:25).

 

Decisions, decisions… Which one are you putting off?

 

Come alongside…What about you? Have you had to make a tough decision lately? Are you still trying to muster up the courage to do so? What can you do today to move you in that direction?

 


 

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6 Responses to Decisions, Decisions…

  • God had a purpose when he made moms. 🙂 Along with staying home, you will “soar” with your writing. God bless you. You will not know the “outcome” until you step into heaven.

    • Daphne says:

      Thank you for your encouragement, Karen. I see a lot of benefits from staying home. And you’re right… I won’t know the “outcome” until I step into heaven.

      Hugs,
      Daphne

  • Bless you Friend! It’s going to be fabulous. He who called you will equip you. 🙂

  • Evelynne says:

    When my children left Middle School, I decided to stop teaching Math and stood home with them. I Homeschooled them as I worked on the telephone from home as an Appointment Setter / Customer Service / Sales Rep.

    My daughter graduated from High School the day before her 16th Birthday and my son a month before his 17th Birthday. She turned 20 y.o. last week, has been a Licensed Cosmetologist since 2 years ago, and next month starts her 3rd year of Psychology. He’s turning 21 y.o. next week, has been an Electrician since 2 years ago, and next month starts his 2nd year of Pschology.

    They were ‘normal’ teenagers, but have turned out better than most !!! Part of that comes from the biblical upbringing that I gave them, but being “Balanced” (Rendering unto God what’s God’s, and unto Cesar what’s Cesar’s), I believe that part of their success is attributed to the fact that I was THERE when they needed me most !!!

    God’s Favor (I don’t believe in ”Lady Luck”) in your endeavor to stay home with your children !!!

    • Daphne says:

      You have a lot to be proud of, mama!

      You’re right: their success is attributed in part to the fact that you were there when they needed you most. That’s where my family is now. They need me most now–and who knows, I may just need them most now too. They sure are a blessing to me.

      Thanks for your encouragement.

      Hugs,
      Daphne

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