There is nothing like a decision
Have you been in a situation where you feel you are in “no man’s land”, a place where you do not know what to do, but you have to make a decision about it before the situation takes a hold of you?
This was something I had been grappling with recently for four months and it weighed heavily on my heart. Should I stay or should I go?
I am not the kind of person who likes letting people down, do not tend to give up easily, love a challenge and always like to see things through. However, on this occasion, the situation I was in was taking more from me than I could possibly give.
I had no peace with it.
I knew I needed to move away from it but I struggled to make the decision to go; initially I thought God had brought this opportunity to me but it soon became clear that this was not the case.
Being the person I am, I stuck around waiting to see if things would change, but they did not.
I prayed and prayed about it until I had enough, then finally made the decision to walk away once the penny dropped.
The Lord brought me to Philippians 4.8. It says “Finally, brothers and sisters, whatever is true, whatever is noble, whatever is right, whatever is pure, whatever is lovely, whatever is admirable – if anything is excellent or praiseworthy – think about such things. Whatever you have learned or received or heard from me, or seen in me – put it into practice. And the God of peace will be with you”
You see friends, this says it all.
When our lives are in the hands of God, He sets the standards for us.
Whether it is in our work or personal life, God wants only the best for us. When the standard falls short, we are settling for less than God’s best.
This passage forced me to examine the situation: was it worthy of my time, and was there truth, honesty and transparency within that situation?
The answer was clear: there was not.
Sometimes in life, we need to know when to walk away, and we need to be “okay” with it.
Being a child of God means we must conform to God’s standards, not the world’s, and set aside what we think others might feel about us.
God loves us. It says in Jeremiah 17.7, “Blessed is the one who trusts in the Lord, whose confidence is in Him. They will be like a tree planted by the water that sends out its roots by the stream. It does not fear when heat comes; its leaves are always green. It has no worries in a year of drought and never fails to bear fruit”
Friends, strip away what is not working in your life. It may be hard, but it is for the best.
When we align ourselves with God’s Word, we can only win.
There are some battles in life worth fighting and there are some which are not.
Be wise in which ones you choose and know which ones to walk away from.
It can take great courage!
Since I made my decision, I have found a new sense of freedom and empowerment.
God’s Word is true.
If you are struggling with something similar, turn to His Word. Seek Godly advice from people you trust if you need to and keep God close, always.
Have a blessed day!
Carol J. Kelso