Decisions, Decisions

You know what's hard about discerning God's will?  Um, well... actually deciding to do something about it.  I don't hear angels singing, I haven't read something that triggers exactly what I am supposed to do, I don't hear God whispering to my heart or any of those things that would make this a whole heck of a LOT easier.

But, I have realized, that every decision I make will lead me to God's will.  I can't just keep thinking and praying (however, extremely important) and analyzing and just expecting it to fall in my lap.  That may work for some, but I am more likely to believe God doesn't usually work in that way.  I have to meet God somewhere.  I have to put my hand and heart out there, so that He can pull me farther along.  Life is a journey, and part of a journey is risk.  Living a life with God as the center will always have risks involved.  Why would I expect anything less?

I even said in the title [of my blog] post that I wanted to take risks.

It's been so nice, as always, to be here with my mom.  Even though she has her own desires for me, and wants things for me that benefit her (ahem... moving to Minnesota... ahem), she pushes them away and really asks good, objective, thought-provoking questions to help me get to a point to make a decision.  Paul, my mom's BF, is also really good at it, as well.  They play off of each other... they are like a good team, those two. :)  Both helping me make decisions that are for ME and no one else.

Mom and I had lunch the other day with her dear friend, Christi, who is always a pleasure to be around.  She is just so full of wisdom and wonderful nuggets of inspiration.  In our almost 3 hour lunch, I wish I whipped out my iPhone practically every second, so I could write all of her wonderful things down (and thus blog about it later, but alas!  I didn't... imagine a techno-gadget free meal!  Crazy, I know.).  She is, also, encouraging and all about doing what we can to follow God's will.  She is a firm believer that God will not give you more than you can handle, and we are always creating our stories.

No one chooses what story they're plopped into, 
but the question is what you'll do with it now that you're in it.
~Christi

True, right?!  I mean, how much time/energy do we spend complaining or comparing or worrying about this life that we have?  (...or, is that just me?)  This is our life.  We have to choose what to do (and how to react) about the hard things, sad things, holy-crap-what-is-happening things, and of course the wonderful, exciting, thank-God-this-is-my-life things.  God blesses us in sooooo many ways, why wouldn't we want to make the best of the life He gave us?!

Ok, so... I say all of this (and I am sorry for those of you who I have not had the chance to tell personally) because I have made a decision.

I have decided... 
to MOVE TO FLORIDA!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! :)

I don't exactly know what I will be doing when I get there.  BUT, I have to take a risk.  Why not?!  There is a great Catholic community and my wonderful friend (and her fam... you DO remember all of those cute pics of my goddaughter, yes?!) and there really isn't anything inherently bad for me to move to this place.  So, I have to try.  I have to see what it will be like.  And, who knows what I will find?!  As I was telling a good friend, Florida may or may not be God's ultimate plan, but I won't know that until I am there.  Living life.

So, there you have it, friends (and family).  This is my life.  And, I am going to live it the best way I know how.  I could, as always, use some prayers for this next chapter.  I am ready to jump in the puddle and see where the ripples go!

2 comments :

  1. I LOVE FLORIDA. My hubby and I are both from there. Enjoy it, make the most of it- it will be great!

    Also, my hubs thinks that he needs to work in the medical field sometime in his life. There are a lot of things preventing him from making the transition smoothly, but I continue to tell him to just keep learning. Who cares if he doesn't have a plan all lined up? Take a class! What loss is it to learn more?

    Good luck :-)

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