Hi friends in my last blog I stated that I would be sharing 3 things that I have learned while being away from my Husband, although it is something that I am eager to share, it was placed in my heart earlier this week to discuss, do-overs in life. Now you may ask, what is a do-over? A do-over is an opportunity to try or perform something a second time. Let me provide you with some examples where do-overs may be common. In learning how to play sports you may hear being yelled by the player, “let me get a do-over,” or in Nursing School, you may get three chances to pass a calculation exam. In a relationship it is common for someone to ask for forgiveness in pleading for a second chance. Although I believe in do-overs, also known as second chances there are some opportunities, events or tests in life that only happen once in a life time. Once in a life time events such as your wedding day, your anniversary, a special assignment for school or just making a decision in an area of your life; for instance deciding if you want to accept a job offer. But wouldn’t it be so great if life was like Microsoft office? When I am writing a text and accidentally make a mistake I could hit the undo button and everything would go back as it was before in a matter of seconds. Maybe an argument with a family member led to years of bitterness and as a result you haven’t spoken in years; you wish you could go back and handle the situation differently and at this point you don’t know if your love-one will forgive you. Maybe you didn’t study for a test like you were suppose to, and as a result you failed the course. Or you accepted a job position that you thought would help take you to the next level in your career and it turns out that the role was so much different than advertised. Although you may wish that you can hit the rewind button, unfortunately there is no re-do button for these types of situations.
Whether your situation is small or monumental or something that may be of sentimental value my advice is to really search within your heart and soul to determine your desired outcome. In this blog I have shared with you three ways to assist in helping you to make the right decisions in life. I believe that if you follow these three recommendations, it will help to save you a lot of fear, anxiety and disappointments.
1.) Seek GOD First. God wants us to live a fulfilled life by seeking his divine direction. GOD will lead you on a path that will fulfill the plans he has for your life. He’s the one that knows the direction of your life and will lead you accordingly.
2.) Seek Wise Counsel. Proverbs 19:20 states that each one of us need someone that we can turn to when there is a fork in the middle of the road. In my experience in seeking advice from someone who you can trust, someone who has experience in your area of need and someone that is completely removed from the situation may be able to provide you with non biased advice in an effort to help you make a decision. Remember that it’s still your decision.
3.) Listen to your gut feeling. This is the feeling we all have when we say “we shoulda, coulda, or woulda.” It’s the feeling you get when something is heavy on your heart. It’s our brain telling us something when we don’t actually have the statistical evidence pointing to the solution. It’s our Intuition! My advice is to let your purest intentions lead you in making the best decision for you!
As I come to an end I want you to keep in mind that we all make mistakes, some big and some small. Additionally we may wish we would have taken an alternative route or may have acted differently in a certain situation. Because we are human, we may not always make the right decisions in that moment or circumstance but we serve a forgiving GOD who forgives us over and over again , and will allow that moment of defeat to become a teachable moment and most of all his example of redemption! In all adversaries remember this, and this too shall pass…
Here are some bible verses to get you through times of trouble.
1. Isaiah 41:10
Do not be afraid—I am with you! I am your God—let nothing terrify you! I will make you strong and help you; I will protect you and save you.
2. 2 Corinthians 12:9
But his answer was: “My grace is all you need, for my power is greatest when you are weak.” I am most happy, then, to be proud of my weaknesses, in order to feel the protection of Christ’s power over me.
3. James 1:2-4
My friends, consider yourselves fortunate when all kinds of trials come your way, for you know that when your faith succeeds in facing such trials, the result is the ability to endure. Make sure that your endurance carries you all the way without failing, so that you may be perfect and complete, lacking nothing.
4. Psalm 55:22
Leave your troubles with the Lord, and he will defend you; he never lets honest people be defeated.
As always thanks for stopping by,