Sunsets are one of my favorite things. I love the vast array of hues that a sunset paints onto the sky. I’m always amazed at how quickly the sun goes from what seems like a huge ball of fiery oranges and reds, to a small dot quickly escaping over the horizon. Sometimes our window for decision making can feel like that as well. There is a decision that needs to be made and it feels like a huge blinding ball of what ifs, what thens, and other questions of uncertainty. Yet, just as quickly as the sun goes down, our time to decide can also feel like it is quickly escaping our grasp, our view, or our opportunity to “get it right.”
Who can relate to the desire to get it “right”? That has been on my mind since I last wrote. You see decisions are before each of us and there comes a time where we need to decide to decide the direction we will take. I know many of you have had compressed time frames to decide things like whether your children will school in person or virtually, whether to take the vacation or put it off, attend that group in person or remain on Zoom. Whatever decisions we are facing, there comes a time when we must decide to decide, trusting that God is able to direct our steps. Here are two scriptures that I rely on when I know it is time to decide.
“Trust in the Lord with your whole heart, lean not on your own understanding. In all your ways acknowledge Him and He will direct your paths.” Proverbs 3:5-6
“Whether you turn to the left or to the right, you will hear a word behind you saying, ‘This is the way. Walk in it.'” Isaiah 30:21.
Just like each of you, I’ve had to make ministry decisions. My heart is to get it right. I seek opinions, look at all the information, pray, pray, & pray some more. Then I know it is time to decide to decide, because otherwise like the setting sun that is huge one moment, and disappearing over the horizon the next moment, I can become stuck in no action. And no action means that opportunities could slip away, finances could be impacted, and the vision for living could be diminished. So trusting that God is leading the way and that He is able to work all things together for our good because we love Him and are called according to His purposes, here are some important decisions to share with you as we move into the fall.
- Our youngest will reside on campus for his freshman year at University or North Texas.
- I’m moving forward with the Cottonwood Creek Women’s Conference, September 19th. More details are located at cottonwoodcreek.org/2020.
- I decided to streamline by efforts in the entrepreneurial realm by bringing my DVTD® Marketplace (formerly Premier Designs Jewelry) under my Author|Speaker|Cultivator brand. You can follow me on Facebook @elizabethbmahusay and Instagram @ebmahusay.
Today, let’s decide to decide! Drop a comment on important decisions you have made.