Sunday, March 22, 2009

Bite the bullet... just do it...

Bite the bullet .... just do it... such cliche phrases that are quite appropriate for my life right now...

Are there ever times in your life that you are so scared to do something that it consumes your every thought and every prayer? I have a really hard decision to make and I am scared to death that I will make the wrong one! I am fearful what people will think of me. I am scared that I will be judged -- that people will think my decision is the wrong one. I have spent hours deliberating, thinking, praying -- you name it, I have done it. Pros and Cons lists have been made. I just need to bite the bullet and make my decision! Stop the wavering back and forth.

Sometimes in life we are presented with amazing one-in-a-lifetime opportunities that can't be denied. If you deny them, you often will find yourself wondering, "What if I would have done XYZ." "Why didn't I at least try ABC?"

Some of you maybe saying, "What on earth are you talking about?" Well, after my decision has been made tomorrow, I will post a blog update! Those of you that know what I am thinking about -- please keep it to yourself and don't leave specific details in the comments section until my final post tomorrow!

Please pray for my decision -- that I would follow God's leading and His direction for our lives!! Right now it seems lots easier to hear God's calling than follow it!

I often find myself meditating on this verse: Proverbs 3:5-7 "Lean on, trust in, and be confident in the Lord with all your heart and mind and do not rely on your own insight or understanding. 6In all your ways know, recognize, and acknowledge Him, and He will direct and make straight and plain your paths. 7Be not wise in your own eyes; reverently fear and worship the Lord..."

I find much comfort in these verses and have confidence that if I listen to His calling, He will give me peace in my decision.

Prayerfully waiting ---
Allyson

2 comments:

Cassie L. said...

Those are my favorite verses...we had to learn them when we were very young, and they have always stuck with me during difficult times/decisions. I pray that God will make your decision clear and your heart light.

DEBSIK said...

God is the ULTIMATE judge- Listen to HIS quite voice and trust in HIS words--Follow HIS Lead---- and your heart will be peaceful- God has a plan for all our lives -"knowing" (intuitively .innately ) from the moment we were conceived-
On the cross Jesus was a very human suffering savior -He understands trials and tests- but He was always submissive to the word of God. Be Still, and know the He is God. Trust HIM-He will be at your side.