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It’s Your Choice

Perhaps you’re facing a difficult situation right now. Maybe you’ve been dealt a hand you feel isn’t fair or feel like you’re fighting an uphill battle. You’re looking at it as a bad deal, and one that doesn’t seem to have any upside to it.

No matter what it might be, the situations we encounter in our lives are neither good nor bad – they only become one of those two as a result of how we view them. Regardless of whether or not you’ve chosen your situation, you always get to choose how you look at it.

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Dive In!

I decided to share this today because I know that right now, people everywhere are facing tough decisions in their lives. It’s a fork in the road and you don’t know which way to go or how to handle it.

The lyrics in this song talk about ‘a voice telling me it’s time to take a leap of faith’ and ‘diving in’ as the chorus goes. It’s a song about trusting in God and giving Him control of your life. On a more basic level the song is also a metaphor for setting a course and not looking back.

I do believe everything that happens in our lives is for a reason and ultimately God’s will is what is done, but we still have to make choices along the way and deal with the consequences that come from them.

Making a big decision can be a hard thing to do but when you look at it from another viewpoint it can also be really empowering. The unknown is never an easy place to venture into but when you have faith during that time, you get stronger. I speak from experience on that one.

Life will present moments that require you to make choices and while they can be uncomfortable, the process of making them doesn’t have to be detrimental to you. God’s plan for your life is a good one and it’s much better than you can imagine. Trust in that and trust in Him. When you do, those decisions won’t seem as daunting as you’ve made them out to be.

If you have a big decision to make right now, pray about it. A lot. Don’t let fear or doubts dictate your decision. Choose to trust, choose to live, choose to be true to yourself, choose to pursue happiness. Whatever it is, make the choice and in the process, trust that God will take you in the direction you’re supposed to go. He makes all things work together for the good of those who love Him!

No matter how it goes after you make that particular choice, you’ll be much better for it in the end if you make the bigger choice to give up control and dive in.

Psalm 37:5
Commit everything you do to the LORD. Trust him, and he will help you.

Real Confidence

Real confidence comes from knowing and accepting yourself, your strengths and your limitations, in contrast to depending on affirmation from others. -Judith M. Bardwick

I found this quote today and thought I’d share it. It speaks volumes about getting in touch with yourself and knowing who you are, and the importance of doing so.

I’ll admit, it’s still a work in progress for me…but I’m getting there.

Too many times in my life I’ve been a person who has depended on affirmation from others. I’m working on changing that and trying to figure out exactly who I am in the process. It’s not the most comfortable thing to do but it’s necessary to do it.

What about you? Do you know yourself, or is it time for you to take a closer look?

Here’s to figuring it all out and having faith that God will provide the answers as well as the peace and confidence to just be ourselves 🙂

Have a great day everyone.