Life is about making the tough decisions and having to live with them once you do. In my own life I have seen the hand of God working out in so many of my own prayers. I can even remember praying for a godly woman to be in my life to stand by my side and that prayer was fulfilled in my wonderful wife 4 years ago. Then God again blessed me with an incredible job situation so that I could afford to buy my wife a ring and ask her to marry me.
Despite the fears and thoughts I might have had then each of my prayers was answered in ways that I never would have expected or understood at the time. I suppose it works in that when I look back at all the things God has accomplished in my own life I can better see the triumphs and answered prayers because I am granted a better perspective.
“In him we have redemption through his blood, the forgiveness of our trespasses, according to the riches of his grace, which he lavished upon us, in all wisdom and insight making known to us the mystery of his will, according to his purpose, which he set forth in Christ as a plan for the fullness of time, to unite all things in him, things in heaven and things on earth. In him we have obtained an inheritance, having been predestined according to the purpose of him who works all things according to the counsel of his will, so that we who were the first to hope in Christ might be to the praise of his glory.” Ephesians 1: 7-12
Then when the tough decisions come up again I’m again thrust into the mindset of uncertainty. However the major contention for most uncertainty comes when we try to find the truth behind the decision we need to make. Is this my decision or is this God’s decision? My wife has been my divining rod in figuring out the life changing decisions that have been cropping up around us and it humors me to think of the answers she will provide me on occasion. In the end I know that her answers will ultimately effect my decisions for both of us.
Currently I am wrestling with two life changing decisions at the moment. I know what I should do, but I guess it comes down to knowing that this door is opening because God has opened it or because I have opened it. The choice has been a year long prayer that I have had and despite my joy in wanting to snatch the offer immediately to move forward I know that I have more to consider than myself in the process. What will this mean for my family?