Instead of an answer to my problems I got a mini sermon. One I needed to hear. My friend pointed out that I was looking to the answer and not the Source of all answers. I thought if I just made the right choice, I would solve all my own problems. "You need to take your focus off making the right decision and trust God," she said. "No matter what you decide to do, He will still take care of you and He will acc omplish His purpose for you." (from Psalm 138:8)
I nodded soberly. My friend was right. I had gotten caught up in the outcome. I was placing my trust in princes—looking to people and circumstances for the answers—instead of accepting the truth that, no matter what decision I made, God was going to take care of me. I had made the decision so uber-important that it had eclipsed God's place in my life.
I had prayed to make the right decision. I had journaled pages to Him about it. But ultimately, I reasoned, since He hadn't written the solution in the skies for me, I had to make my own choice based on what I felt was right. I had forgotten that He would still be there working all things together for my good after I made the decision, just as He had before.
If you are facing a big or little decision in your life, seek Him above all. Don't let the outcome or the opinions of others become more important that the One who "opens His hands and satisfies the de sires of every living thing" (Psalm 145:16).
No matter whether you make the right decision or the wrong one, He will still be there walking with you, loving you, and helping you. Pray about your decision. Read His word. Seek out godly counsel. And then make the best decision you can. Sometimes the biggest decision is to simply make one. Place your trust in Him and rest in the fact that He will meet you on the other side of whatever decision you make."
Erin knows of my love for high heels, and for babies, so she thought I would enjoy these absolutely hysterical baby shoes. They are heels for babies! Have you all seen these before?! So funny. Apparently they are pretty controversial according to the article, but I think they are just too funny. If I saw one of my girlfriends at a party and her 6 month old had on her party heels I would crack up. Clearly no one is seriously going to put these on their sweet baby everyday, but for a special occasion I think they are absolutely hysterical. Let me know your thoughts ladies! I want to know if any of you have seen these/ put these on your little divas!
Also, I do believe I have the best boss in the whole world. look at the gorgeous tulips and sweet, heartfelt card that were waiting for me on my desk this morning. She is amazing.
I also may have included some other flower pics, she has given me so many! Love her. And yes, that is a mini chi you see on my desk. Whats a girl to do?
"Father I pray for my sister. Give her a heart of desire and comfort and give her a fresh yearning for your truth. You are the god of abundance. You are the giver of gifts. For these next few weeks, dear God, give her an abundance of spiritual gifts. Pour out your mercy. Welcome your daughter with open arms. Father, make these next weeks a refuge for her. Give her emotional safety, mental peace, spiritual passion and deeper friendship. Make your truths poignant and alive to her. Give her wisdom beyond the meager offerings of this teacher. Where there is brokenness, bring healing. Where there is mourning, bring comfort. Where there has been "gotta be" replace it with "when you are." We bring you our everyday lives and all our imperfections. We lay everything we meant to be and everything we want to be at your feet. Oh father, make our offering beautiful."
Thank you to all of my amazing girlfriends, and thank you for being there with me through all of this-reminding me that I will be ok. I love you.