Making an important decision for your life is never easy. This is why I’m such a believer in seeking God through prayer and getting Godly council before any major decision is made. When you serve God, you trust that He is ordering every step you take and you believe those choices can affect His will in your life. Even small decisions can have a significant impact on your life. It’s not about facing one huge decision, but it’s about several that help shape and form your future in God’s will. Don’t take the smallest one for granted.
We like for our choices to be shared by everyone around us, especially our friends. We want them to be in agreement and cheer us on as we take our journey. But the truth is, there will be times when many around you may not understand why you have made a particular decision. They made even advise you differently or question you for what you’re doing. Sometimes you just have a feeling, and you can’t explain it because, for someone looking on the outside, it just doesn’t make sense.
Here is my encouragement to you; if you feel it in your prayers and you have the support of your pastor, go with what you believe God is saying to you. Only you know what you are truly feeling inside, and when it’s all said and done, you are the one that has to live with the consequences of a wrong choice. It won’t affect anyone as it will you, and if you make the wrong one, the response of your friends will probably be, I am so sorry. They will go on living their lives as if nothing happened, but for you, it will be entirely different. I’m only letting you know that there are times the will of God doesn’t make sense to anyone but you. Honestly, there have been times, the will of God didn’t make sense to me, but I had a feeling inside that was stronger than what I heard from the outside.
Sometimes, it’s a faith move, and that’s all you can call it. The city I live in today and the church I pastor was a complete move by faith. I look back on it now after eleven years and in my flesh wonder, what was I thinking? I had friends advise me against it, while others thought it was a good decision. However, it came down to what I felt was the will of God. All I can say is what didn’t make a lot of sense then, turned out to be the perfect will of God for my life, my family and ministry.
If you’re in a place where you’re facing a major decision, make sure you’re praying and getting Godly council. If you’re in good alignment with those things, take the next step and do what you’re feeling deep inside. Your friends may not understand it right now, but you’ll be glad you did it in the future. Trust God and make “A FAITH MOVE.”