Do you have tough decisions to make? Do you have a mountain of choices and you don’t know which is the right way to go?
Now, before I begin, let me preface this blog post by saying I am giving my honest opinion and in no way trying to be harsh. The things I share are based off of my real life experiences and the lessons I have learned along the way.
I may have mentioned this is a previous blog post but I found myself pondering on it again today. I have found one of the hardest part of making the decision to make changes in your life are the opinions of others.
The past year I have made several changes in my life. I have moved to another state, I quit my job, I attend a different church, I also had a short stint at a new job and I went back to school. Lord knows the mountain of questions I have had to deal with. Now I had no issue with making any of those changes but what kept me up at night were the comments I have had to endure.
What are you going to do about money? Why move all the way out there? How can you afford to do that? Your 30 and still going to school? Why the new church? Why did you get baptized at that church? and the questions went on and on and on …..
I know these questions were asked out of love, well some of them were. It never dawned on anyone that there may be a backstory to all the changes. That there were things they knew nothing about and that honestly were none of their business. It didn’t seem right to them and instead of congratulating the steps in faith they criticized.
I thank God for my small circle and my family. I have a friend who knew everything that was going on and cheered me along the way. She voiced her concerns on certain things but ultimately left the decisions up to me. I also had a friend that I didn’t share much of the backstory with but I will never forget what she said to me when she found out all the changes I was making. She said “I trust that you know what you’re doing and you will do great no matter what you end up doing.” To this day she has no idea how much that impacted me.
I felt lead to share this on my blog today because I’m sure there is someone out there that God is trying to pull you to the next level but you’re holding on to your current situation our of fear of judgment. All I can say is that the people meant to be in your life will ride with you no matter what ;If they leave then so be it.
I always have the image of my conversation with God on judgment day in the back of my mind. I picture him asking why I didn’t do what he was calling me to do? Am I really going to tell him I didn’t do it because so and so would have been mad at me. Would I honestly say because so and so thought it wasn’t a good idea?
Now I’m not saying the way I went about things were done 100 percent correct. When God tells you to do something, he doesn’t always tell you what to do every step of the way. Maybe I could have been more vocal about what I was planning. Maybe I should have communicated certain things better. Those thing come into my mind from time to time. What I don’t feel is Guilt. I will not allow myself to feel guilty for deciding to trust God. For following what he told me to do.
I say this with love, Become unapologetic about your decision making. Only you will have to deal with the consequences one way or another.