Friday, February 01, 2013

Thoughts For Today -- Choices

Life is made up of choices. And there are consequences, good and bad, that follow the choices we make.

I'm not one who usually has a difficult time making choices, but today I'm absolutely stupefied. I have a great opportunity, but it means choosing between something that's new and great or sticking with the status quo, which is also really great.

I can't decide. The phrase, "I could pull my hair out," seems appropriate just about now.

I'm reminded of my oldest daughter who used to have the worst time purchasing a book. When she was young, she loved books (still does) so much that when we went into a bookstore she had a terrible time making a decision about which one to get. Often times, after having spent a good long time in the bookstore, I would have to apply the count down rule  and tell her she had ten minutes to decide or have to leave with nothing. I'd remind her at five minutes, then three and two . . . and more than once she walked out of the store without a book. It was sad. I hated having to follow through with the rule, but otherwise we might have spent hours waiting for her to make a decision.

I'm feeling like her right now.  There are two awesome choices and I can't figure out which to choose.

I know all about talking it over with God. I'm doing that. And I know about making sure that whatever decision I make lines up with scripture. Both are fine when held up to the light of God's Word. I've discussed the options with someone I trust. They don't have a definitive answer. And I know that I need to make sure that I have peace with my choice. The trouble is that both choices offer rewards and I can see that once I make up my mind I will have peace. I just don't have any  now.  Groan.

I'm beginning to think that neither one is right or wrong. That all will be well no matter what choice I make. But I still can't decide.


I'd be more specific, but the choices affect others so I can't say anything at this point.

Have you ever been in a situation like this? How did you resolve it? And how did it turn out?

I'm going to continue to pray and contemplate the positives and negatives. Pray for me. I really need help with this.

Thank you.

Grace and peace to you from God,



  1. Hmmmm. Which opportunity seems to offer the most growth? Which looks like it would up the awesome ante and which would be safer? Do you want safe? Or do you want to jump into your unknown and let God carry you on the updraft?
    I'll be praying.

  2. Anonymous7:55 PM

    I am more like your daughter Bonnie, so I'm not much help. My girls always tell me I procrastinate too much. But seems when I make them too quick then later I wish I hadn't. One thing, I don't like change in lots of things. For instance the electronic things. Seems every time they say they are changing for the better, it is usually worse for me. LL So sorry, but whichever choice you make, I feel sure GOD will help you through the change.

  3. Anonymous8:42 AM

    I'd think the one that will offer growth would be the way to go. fresh new and exciting

  4. Anonymous12:27 PM

    Unfortunately this is one of those situations where there are no pat answers. I don't have the answer for you, but I can pray for you that God will reveal to you clearly with no doubt what the right choice is and I will be doing that.

    Ann Ellison

  5. Such great advice from you all. Thank you. And thanks for your prayers.

    We have made a decision and are at peace with it.

    Bless you.