Everyday, we faced with simple tasks like what to wear or what to eat. We all have been in a crossroad of making important decisions that eventually would alter our situation. Some decisions like what you want to major in college or if you would continue your parents business, whom to date, to get married or stay single, to adopt a child or have children.
We make decisions based on what we feel is is best for the present situation. Some factors are monetary, health or strength. The choices we make then will definitely have an impact. Not only does it affect our lives it affects others too. The choices we make have a domino effect like where we to the school, who we develop lifelong relationships or how we touch some ones life.
If we choose to smile when we react to the impatient lady in the queue. If we choose to ignore that person that frown upon us. If we help a person who wronged us, our actions reflect who we are, in tough situations. When we are tired, can we still manage to put on a smile? When our boss is unfair to us, can we still perform our jobs diligently,? Or do we retaliate and mask our sorrow by being mean all day.
We make plans but only God’s perfect will prevail. When we ask God, our father, for something will he not give a scorpion? We worship God as we pray for He knows our desires before we even ask. We seek for wisdom to know if the gifts will hinder our relationship with God. We shouldn’t feel bad for anything that God has given us. May it be something we want or not. God knows our hearts if we are truly grateful. He knows if our hearts are full of arrogance and self centeredness.
When no one is looking, are we doing the right thing? Are we honoring God with our thoughts? How we spend our time? Is the way I perform my job honoring him?
It doesn’t matter what career we choose, what our zip code is, or if we choose to be single or marry. God lead us in situations that may be out of our comfort zone.
As we seek God, we build a relationship with Him, we do little things for his kingdom. He will take care of the big things. As the song goes, For His strength begins when our’s end.
I give myself a pep talk whenever I start my day. I make a list of things to accomplish, try to keep an organized schedule. I make a mental note on what bills are due and if there are sufficient funds, dinner plans and the lists go on. But things don’t always go the way I want it to be.
The new work week started with a lot of cancelled appointments, dealing with difficult clients, and comforting a crying child with a gash on his arm. Life becomes so overwhelming sometimes. There are times that I want to throw in the towel. Today is one of them days.
For some, my troubles may seem insignificant. Some people may say I am over reacting. These are the reasons, I prefer to keep the problems to myself and just wished for it to go away. I know that there are people who truly care. I just don’t want them to think that I am weak. I know that everyone goes through problematic times in their lives at one point or another.
What if I don’t have to deal with people to get on my last nerves? What if the only people who I encounter are the kind and nice ones? What if I don’t have to deal with failures and struggles? What if all my debts are wiped away? Life would be perfect right?
The good thing is even the bad things that happen to us will eventually pass. Accepting the reality and that something can be done to alleviate the hurt that we feel. Our lonely feelings are valid. Our brokenness and the hole in our heart can only be filled by the ultimate comforter, the Holy Spirit. “That is why, for Christ’s sake, I delight in weaknesses, in insults, in hardships, in persecutions, in difficulties. For when I am weak, then I am strong. (2 Corinthians 12:10)