Monday, February 13, 2012

Decisions, Decisions

As a young mom I stood at a garage sale deciding between buying the Fisher Price dial phone or the discarded real phone for a prop to teach prayer to preschoolers. Now I help parents decide whether their preschooler should have a cell phone for safety when away from a parent.

Discernment has taken a giant leap in difficulty. Minds are tired, bodies are hurried and decisions are complicated by too many choices. People want to make right decisions, but fear and worry can easily overwhelm. Instead, we can rest easy. God has given us everything we need for life and godliness.

"I shall run the way of Your commandments for You will enlarge my heart." -Psalm 119:32

Decision making is meant to bring joy and strength, not to cripple. Your understanding will broaden with right choices. Your heart will increase its capacity for joy and praise. Discern your next step, be it ever so small or humble. Maybe the next step in your big decision making is to eat lunch, to pause for a glass of water, to make a phone call, to change a diaper or study for a test.

Spiritual maturity brings easier discernment. Seek wisdom from others when you need it. And give God a phone call.

"Call to Me and I will answer you and I will tell you great and mighty things which you do not know." Jeremiah 33:3

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