When Making the Right Decision Becomes Crippling

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Today I’m writing this blog as much for my own encouragement as for anyone reading this. If you have been following my posts at all you may have noticed that I write from my own personal experiences. A lot of the time when I’m going through something and God gives me a word of encouragement I want to share it because I realize the powerful truth that I’m not alone in my struggle, that there is probably someone or maybe lots of people going through the same thing. So as you read this realize I don’t have it all together. I’m still figuring things out and trying to get the hang of things in my own walk with Christ. I'm telling these things as much to myself as to anyone else.

Alright, so in Psalms 33:11 it says, “But the Lord’s plans stand firm forever; his intentions can never be shaken.”

Here is a thought: Sometimes when things are falling apart, they may actually be falling into place.

What does that have to do with the Psalm? It says, His plans stand firm forever, so in life when things are falling apart remember God’s ultimate plan cannot be moved. It may seem like everything is coming apart, but either it’s something the enemy planned for destruction and God says, “I will use this for good,” or maybe some things needed to be removed and reshaped in order to get you where you need to be.

So often, we worry about missing out on an opportunity. We put so much stress on making the “right” decision, but did you ever think that maybe God intentionally wants us to miss out on certain things to position us for something greater.

God sees the bigger picture and He knows where we need to be, so don’t you think He will make darn sure we are there despite our own human stupidity?

Like it says in the Psalm God's intentions CANNOT BE SHAKEN! That means His will and His plan will come to be somehow. It might not be the exact way He originally wanted, but it will happen.

So there are a few different cases. One is that, yeah maybe God wanted you to make a different turn that you didn’t, (oops we made a wrong a decision…again), but I strongly believe that just because say maybe I decide to not do something, that opportunity is not missed. No, if God planned for something to be it will be. Either He will send someone else in my place to accomplish it or He will redirect my steps to get me back to where I need to be.

There are other times when we have a decision to make and we think it’s right because it’s good, but just because something is good doesn’t mean it’s the best. Or sometimes we think we’re going to get a job, and we believe that it would be such a great opportunity, so of course it’s where I’m supposed to be, but maybe God is saying no to that because He has something better in mind. Yes, other people are involved and they can make the wrong decisions, but we must trust that God has everything in control and He will make another way.

We need to stop worrying about being in the right place at the right time because that will just begin to wear us down. In the end we already know that God wins the battle. His will and His plan will not be shaken. Did you hear that? HIS PLANS WILL NOT AND CANNOT BE SHAKEN! If we believe that in the end the battle is already won, then why wouldn’t the same apply to our lives and those around us now?

So keep praying for God’s will over your life and those around you. Keep walking; don’t let fear and worry stop you from moving even if it means moving backwards.

until next time
until next time