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She Stands… United – Julie Lardner

She Stands... United - Julie Lardner

James 1:5-8 TPT
[5] And if anyone longs to be wise, ask God for wisdom and he will give it! He won't see your lack of wisdom as an opportunity to scold you over your failures but he will overwhelm your failures with his generous grace. [6] Just make sure you ask empowered by confident faith without doubting that you will receive. For the ambivalent person believes one minute and doubts the next. Being undecided makes you become like the rough seas driven and tossed by the wind. You're up one minute and tossed down the next. [7-8] When you are half-hearted and wavering it leaves you unstable. Can you really expect to receive anything from the Lord when you're in that condition?

Ahhh decisions, decisions, decisions. Do you realise how many of them we make in one day? If we were to stop and write down each considerations we make in one day I think we would be a little surprised. Well according to the smart people on the internet the average person makes 35,000 decisions in one day.!!! WHAAAT!!! I know right?!!!

That explains the constant longing to nap on the couch after work!! Even if this is heavily exaggerated the point is we make a heck of a lot of decisions in just one day. Some of our daily decisions to be honest aren’t life changing, things like what to eat for lunch or what to wear to church, should I wash my hair today? Do I need my jacket? Wouldn’t mind a second coffee today but better not or I won’t sleep tonight but right now don’t care because today is looking like it’s a 2 cup coffee day!!!

You know those funny almost ridiculous things we chat to ourselves about. But other decisions are more involved, are very important and big and sometimes life changing. Who we marry (life changing decision right there). Having kids, buying cars, house, moving locations, what career, what church to attend, buying a new mattress (another game changer). The list is endless.

We can be in the endless decision making cycle. Tossing to and fro trying to decide what’s the right decision. There’s to many to make, to many buts and what if’s. Causing us to be disunited within ourself. Being disunited in our own hearts causes anxiety, confusion, stress, unhappiness, bitterness and anger and even resentment. Thing is we aren’t always going to make the right decision every time. There’s to many to make and some will be wrong. But that’s ok.

As the above scripture from James says ask God to help with your everyday big or small decisions. You can’t list all of them but just commit daily to God your days decisions. Get some Godly trusted friends to help with the big decisions. Then leave it there. Make the decision and leave it MADE. Don’t be constantly tossing and turning and re-hashing it.

Live a life of unity in your heart and mind. Have the understanding that some decisions are going to be wrong (like our new mattress- big mistake-huge!!) But other decisions are going to be brilliantly correct. Make your daily decisions with wisdom and clarity of mind and leave them MADE and walk in unity and peace within yourself and then you will have the freedom to be unified with others.

Julie x

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