Every single day we are faced with decisions which affect our lives and others. God’s wisdom leads us to make the best possible decision which He promised to give us when we look for it. I recently wrote There’s No Place Like Home, But Where Is Home. I shared about a decision regarding a job relocation to San Francisco that Jon was presented with over Memorial Day weekend. My “old self” would have been paralyzed by fear. However, I sensed God say, “Cherie, Austin is not your home, and, for that matter, neither is San Francisco. Your home is in Heaven, with Me.” This truth is seen in 2 Corinthians 5:1-4 and Philippians 3:20. At that moment I chose to release control and trust God.
When we obediently seek the will of God, we can be sure that He’ll hear us and give us the wisdom we need to make the right choices. Matthew 7:7-8; James 1:5 And once we know His will, we have a responsibility to embrace His direction and obey Him completely. Below is an acrostic I felt God gave me as we followed these principles when making our decision whether to stay or relocate.
We have experienced incredible peace and confidence in knowing that we were making choices based on God’s guidance. Others might not understand or agree with our decision—but we heard from the One who matters the most.
So for now we will not be moving as there are
I have no idea what tomorrow holds but I do know who holds our tomorrows.
What life decision are you currently facing? What benefits might you reap by releasing control and letting God?