Everyday we make choices. From the time we wake up until the time our head hits the pillow, there are many decisions we must make. Most of the time, our daily decisions are rather unremarkable. The meals we eat, the internet we surf, the television we watch are among our routine daily decisions.
But, often we face decisions that have major consequences on our future, on our family, and on others. Marriage, family, and career are among the choices that have lifetime implications. How do we make such weighty decisions with confidence that our choices are good ones?
Simply put, follow these steps. First, start with prayer asking the Lord for guidance and clarity in your decision. Second, examine the facts regarding the decision, in a calm state of mind. Third, talk to others close to you that may be impacted and those whose advice is sound. Next, follow the teachings of the Church in all moral decisions. Finally, continue to pray and ask for the intercession of the Blessed Mother and the saints for wisdom. God answers prayers giving a peace of mind with his answers. If you have continued anxiety or stress in your decision, continue to pray until peace of mind prevails.
We are Catholic. We know that God answers all of our prayers in his time and according to his will for us. Be patient and wait on the Lord for his answers to your decisions in life. God choices are good choices.
Ponder: Do you trust that the Lord will always answer your prayers?
Reflect: Psalm 138:3
Pray: Heavenly Father, give me the patience I need to await your directions in my life.
This post was written by Suzy Kelly