Thursday, February 27th
I made a brilliant decision to up my game at the gym and get back to doing weight training along with cardio. So, Monday was leg day. Tuesday was I’ve got a problem day. After getting out of bed, walking like a 90-year-old woman with arthritis, I made that first trip to the bathroom. I thought I could make it all the way down to the seat, but the pain was piercing. So, my brilliant decisionmaking kicked in again and I thought, well I will just hover. At that point, I proved to be 0 for 2 on the decisions.
Reality quickly set in that I no longer have hovering hips. My legs were shaking as if having their own seizure. I dropped to the seat. My body was throbbing from my hips to my toes. I stared around the bathroom looking for anything I could find that might help me stand again. My only option was using the corner of the vanity to try and push my way up. Dripping with sweat, moaning from the depths of my soul and pushing up with all the strength I could muster, I just knew I had torn my rotator cuff while trying to stand. What a morning!
Wednesday is remodeling day. The Home Depot contractor is coming out to give me a price on installing a high-top commode and handicap rails for my bathroom.
Do you struggle with making decisions? I’m not talking about the everyday decisions like what to wear or what to cook for dinner. I’m talking about the “big” decisions. Do I take this new job offer? Do I marry this man? Do I step out in faith and go to the mission field or start a ministry? I could go on and on.
I will tell you that I have struggled at times with making decisions. Some were good and others, not so much. When I went with what I wanted and what I thought was best for me instead of seeking God’s direction, I delayed and sometimes even missed out on the blessings God intended for me.
We need to apply thought and prayer to our decisions and then trust God for the outcome. Lysa Terkeurst said, “God’s promises are not dependent on my ability to always choose well, but rather on His ability to use well.” I am so thankful that God can use both our good and bad decisions. Romans 8:28 says, “And we know that in all things God works for the good of those who love Him, who have been called according to His purpose.”
“We will steer where we stare.” Let’s stare at God seeking and trusting Him as we make decisions.
Until next week……..Don’t forget to smile!