I’ll be honest. Some days I get so tired of making decisions. What to cook for breakfast, what to make for lunch, who gets to choose the movie, how many cookies you can eat….it’s exhausting, and those are just the little things.
What about the decisions of how to discipline our kids? Or decisions about finances? Or careers? Or elderly parents?
What we need is wisdom.
Lots of it.
So many times I just struggle through the day, making decisions on the fly because I haven’t stopped to ask for direction.
It’s like when my daughter does her work incorrectly because she just doesn’t want to ask for help. We have to go back, rework and come at her assignment in the right way to move forward.
It wastes time and energy, and it doesn’t have to.
I’m the same way. If I would seek the Lord and ask him for guidance, he would give it, and I would spend less time and effort on the wrong things.
He knows better than I do how to train my children.
He can manage our money because he knows our needs before we have them.
He is the one who opens doors and directs our steps.
The path ahead of you might not be glaring with neon direction signs, but he can illuminate each step you should take.
So ask him.
He will answer.
Psalm 25:12 says, “Who, then, is the one who fears the Lord? He will instruct them in the way they should choose.”
I’d love to hear how you’ve been encouraged through the Word this week! Either share a link or a verse in the comments!
always (always) a great reminder to ask my Lord for wisdom. like taking back stuff I shouldn’t have bought in the first place – reworking my homework! Thanks – I think we’ve been neighbors before bc i write on hospitality but i didn’t know you were the hosp. state! (I live in CA!) have a blessed sleep over there in mississippi and have oatmeal in the morning (I made your decision for you – crock pot oatmeal is easy)
You’re right! Mississippi is known as the Magnolia State and the Hospitality State. I fall short in that area, though, so I’ll definitely be reading your blog! Oatmeal sounds good…thanks for the help!
Pam Blosser says
This is so true. As a single mom, I feel like my life is nothing but decision after decision. It can make me weary and zap my God-given joy if I’m not careful. Thanks for sharing this! I blog on my journey at http://www.journeytohim.com
Thank you for visiting! I look forward to visiting your blog!
Thank you for sharing. I truly enjoyed your insights. I would be honored for you to share at http://faithfilledparenting.com/favorite-linky-parties/faith-filled-parenting-party/
Thank you! I’d love to share at your party…thanks for the link!
Jennifer Dodrill @ All-In-One-Mom says
“It’s like when my daughter does her work incorrectly because she just doesn’t want to ask for help. We have to go back, rework and come at her assignment in the right way to move forward.
It wastes time and energy, and it doesn’t have to.”
Wow! That ^^ really struck me. I’ve never looked at it that way before. I’ve been frustrated so many times by lack of guidance, and yet, I often don’t even stop to ask! Thank you for this wonderful, gentle reminder!
Deliberate Mom (@DeliberateMom) says
What a wonderful and encouraging word. I’m guilty of sometimes barrelling into activities without thinking and asking for the Lord’s guidance. He knows best! This was such a lovely reminder.
Thanks for sharing (and for linking up to the #SHINEbloghop).
Wishing you a lovely day.