The Powerful Decision Making Woman By Rebecca L Matthews
Ladies, do you know in full? Are you able to look ahead and confidently choose what your next steps should be? Can you accurately weigh your options in order to make the best decisions? We’re creatures of comfort even when we’re uncomfortable. We can’t imagine what life would be like should it change, especially if that change is drastic or sudden. We make decisions based on what we know and, very often, strive to keep within our comfort zone, even if it doesn’t help us or our loved ones. Do you want to shed decision making fear that cripples you? Do you want to move into a life of meaning, allowing change that would normally challenge your sanity?
You can be strong when you don’t know the answers. You can step out of your comfort zone and accept life altering change. You can even embrace it. Make the choice to trust God’s will even though you don’t know in full. Believe that what He’s allowing is for a greater purpose. First and foremost, a personal and intimate relationship with our Lord and Savior is the answer. When we focus on Him, He fills us, He flows and works through us, sometimes even with us being unaware. When we grow in that love and relationship we naturally become trusting of His will. We don’t fear when it draws us out of our comfort zone. When difficulties arise, we’re confident He is still at work.
Trust God completely with your life. Trust Him when options become difficult to consider or they tempt us to make choices that we know are wrong. I want you to trust Him when the unknown is frightening. A trust such as this is transformational and powerful. A trust like this allows us to be free to accept change, to accept seemingly difficult situations, to be moved where and how God needs so that what He intends is accomplished. When we trust God with our lives we gain inward peace in all circumstances, even tough times, believing that His hand is at work for a better purpose that we simply can’t know in full yet. In essence, when we trust what God allows in our lives, react in peace, and step into it confidently, our decision making is of the Lord. Living like this means the Lord, who knows in full, becomes the decision maker! How powerful is that?
That doesn’t mean that change won’t hurt, and that doesn’t mean that when God allows difficulties, we won’t become anxious. But we will know confidently where to turn for comfort and soon that trust resumes, allowing us to boldly move forward as He leads.
Are you in a toxic relationship yet can’t make the choice to sever it because you’re afraid? Has your marriage become stale yet you can’t imagine taking steps to revive it because that would feel awkward and uncomfortable? Are you faced with an unexpected pregnancy but you can’t imagine handling judgement or the burden a baby will likely produce? Are you being mistreated at your job but need the income and feel stuck and unfulfilled?
With the strength and guidance of the Lord, we can step away and be free of the obligation that keeps us connected to toxic people. With Christ at our side, we can muster up the courage to become vulnerable to our spouse again, making obvious strides to rekindle joy. Knowing that God is in control and has thus allowed an unplanned pregnancy, we can accept that His will has purpose, bringing courage to allow the change a baby will bring. Knowing that God provides for all of our needs, we can confidently leave a job where disrespect hurts and know that a new opportunity is waiting.
These are a mere few examples. Imagine trusting God in all things, from simple daily tasks to tragedy. Trusting God and seeking His guidance keeps us moving forward in peace. Living a life focused on and trusting God isn’t easy. Living a life with Christ at our center can, at times, feel confusing. Yet living a life filled with the Holy Spirit is absolutely amazing! We can let go of analyzing and figuring, grasping at control and yet feeling out of control and relax in His peace. Peace is not going to mean the absence of chaos, God’s peace is far different. It’s a noted calm deep within us during the chaos of earthly life. It’s a joy felt in the midst of storms. Peace comes with trusting His will. Joy comes as we witness, in each of our small parts in His plan, the beauty He is working.
We, the created beings, do not know in full, not now anyway, only God does.
Place Christ at your center. Become one with Him. Your light will shine because it will be His light shining through you. You will be a powerful decision making woman because it will be His decisions you’ll be living! Ladies, are you ready to embrace all that He has to offer you? Are you ready to be a willing part of His plan and move forward wherever He guides? Will you make the simple choice to let go of control and trust God’s will? I pray that you do and that you enjoy the qualities that only come from living through the Holy Spirit.
God’s peace to you,
Rebecca L Matthews
Rebecca L. Matthews is a Christian novelist and children’s author. She Writes realistic fiction that highlights the value of a personal relationship with Christ. Her three novels and the children’s books can be reviewed at her Shop at facebook.com/RebeccaLMatthews.Author.