Tuesday, January 12, 2010

Making Decisions

I don't understand why I can see and hear so clearly for other people when it comes to making decisions, but I can't for the life of me hear God clearly when it comes to my own. Does anyone else have that problem? If you struggle with this problem, you may be like me. I am the QUEEN of putting out "fleeces" for the Lord! (Judges 6:36-40)

I need to make a decision, not a life changing one, but it would definitely affect my family on a day to day basis. It would also change something that I am doing now...something that I believed God had given in order to pull me out of my comfort zone and teach me to be a leader. I'm just not sure if that season is over now, and it's time to move on, or if I'm supposed to stay with this until the end. On the other hand, this decision could be the answer to some of our prayers, some of our problems...I really need direction!

I know I'm not making any sense, without getting into the details. Let's just say, this is one of those times when my own desires are clouding my ability to hear God clearly. Please pray that I will hear, know, and obey the will of the Lord (not other's voices or opinions).

Thank you Lord for always giving me a verse I can run to in times like these! I am leaning on the verse in Prov. 3:6 "seek His will in all you do, and He will show you which path to take." (New Living Translation)


  1. Angie, I can totally understand where you are at! I will be praying for you!

  2. I can totally relate my friend. Pray that you have a peace about it and know what to do.

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  4. I prayed for you this afternoon. I hope the Lord gives you wisdom and direction on which path to take. May He steady your soul so that you can hear His voice clearly among all the others. God bless you today!

  5. I'd say, do exactly what you're doing...pray and keep reading the word. God's word speaks answers to us so many times. But I will give you an example from my own life. I think I've mentioned before that I LOVE to sing...I AM a singer and naturally, singing in the church is just my thing. Well, I had been in the choir, and had sung on the praise team at our former church for many years and was even the interim choir director for a year. Well, I just got tired of it to be honest. The membership was dwindling, folks weren't showing up for practice, or were showing up late for services, there was never any thought or prayer (or money) put into the music by the leaders. I was just tired of being a part of such an "afterthought" if that makes any sense. It felt wrong being a part of the music program when I wasn't giving it my personal best by judging it and being mad at people all the time. So, I sort of bowed out when I got pregnant and never returned. It felt good because I could focus on worship out in the congregation and not on the music as a "program." I didn't really hear from the Lord on that, but I just knew that it was time to leave. A lot of people judged me because of it, and didn't understand, but I just had to let them. I was doing what was right for me. Now, we're in a new city and have started a new church where the music is above excellent, and I'm just praying for a way that I can be a part of it. Anyway...hope that helps.

  6. You keep praying and claiming that verse and I believe God will lead you rightly!