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Asking GOD for Advice
Recently I had to make a very tough decision. I have talked about it, thought it through, and prayed about it. That's how I think you are supposed to handle things. Through all of this, I still feel lost like I don’t know which way to turn. Although I know that God is always there for me, I feel like I’m asking him to make this decision for me. It would just be easier that way... If he were to have the final say and make things happen the way they should then I won’t have to worry about it. Sadly, I realize that I still have to make this choice. I know how cruel this world can be at times and that really makes it difficult to choose the “right” thing to do. Ultimately we all need to think about what’s best for us, no matter what others may think or do.
Before, I would let others opinions influence my actions. I've grown past that and now I know the difference between what I want what I need. In instances when we don’t know how to handle a situation, we should always seek help. Although you may ask for advice, it doesn't mean that you always have to take it. Sometimes advice is given to open your mind and suggest other ways to deal with a situation, but in the end it’s up to the individual to make their own decision…
Be thankful for any advice that’s given and appreciate when it’s only given and not forced. If a person is telling you what they think you should do; they should not be actually telling you what to do. Think about it as if they were to say “If I were in your shoes, I would…”
When I give advice to someone I try my best to think of how I would handle a situation to help them come up with options. After all, I’m not perfect and surely don’t have all the answers. It makes it easier to talk to people when they are offering advice instead of forcing their opinion on you. This is how we some times let others influence our decisions. We try to do what someone else thinks is best, kind of like how I wanted God to tell me what choice to make with my most recent decision.
I thank God for allowing me to realize that I needed to do what was best for me. Of course there were plenty of times where I would choose to do something because someone else thought it was the best way and I would be left there feeling awful about my decision when it didn't go the way it was planned or even got worse. Some times I guess we just have to learn the hard way. Make your choice for whatever you are contemplating. When you fall; you have to get up and keep trying until you get it right. That’s the good thing about God’s love for us. No matter how many times we fall and get dirty or hurt; he will still be there to help you brush your self off and make you feel secure enough to try again.