“Consequently, faith comes from hearing the message, and the message is heard through the word about Christ.” Romans 10:17 (NIV).
Many choices in life must be made on a daily basis. How we make those choices are up to us.
Everyday I hear women tell me – they had no choice. No choice in having an abortion. No choice in the incest that was afflicted upon them. And on and on. I get it. Many times when we are young and ignorant – we are not given the choice in matters of life that will profoundly affect us. However, many times as mature women we do have choices…
Choices as to how we will live out the second part of our lives. WE HAVE the choice to continue in that abusive relationship we have suffered in silence over the years for “the sake” of our families OR to get out. WE HAVE the choice to leave an overbearing and oppressive job that we have endured for years because we are expected to continue on because of the money it provides or the “benefits” it gives to us.
WE HAVE the choice. But how do we make those hard choices? Where do we turn to to wisely decide what is best for our lives and those we love?
Sisters, the answer is found in Romans 10:17. If we truly seek The Truth in God’s Word – He will will provide the answers. But where do I start? What part of the BIBLE do I begin with?
Let the Holy Spirit of God direct and guide you. Yes…really. I cannot tell you how many times I have literally prayed to God to lead me when I open my Bible – to the right passage. I cannot tell you how many times HE HAS. I will literally open my Bible to whatever page comes up and there it is…the perfect answer to my issue.
Have faith sister – in God’s Word and His ability to direct your path. Proverbs 3: 5-6 (NKJV) says “Trust in the Lord with all your heart, And lean not on your own understanding;
In all your ways acknowledge Him, And He shall direct your paths.”