Monday, March 17, 2014

The Dartboard

As I weighed the pros and cons of quitting my job and going back to school a number of years ago, a dear friend said something to the effect that there isn’t always a right or wrong answer. That no matter what my decision turned out to be, it hit the target. It made the dartboard. And God would be there.

I think sometimes I fear making a “wrong” decision. That somehow if I decide X instead of Y God will be mad or at least absent in some way in the future. I’m not talking about something we know to be moral versus immoral. I’m talking about quitting a job to go back to school, quitting a job to stay at home with babies, changing jobs, moving across the country, going after one dream while letting another go, or in our case right now, purchasing a home. Good things versus other good things!

Really though, if we earnestly seek God and His will, I believe He will be—is—present whether yes or no, east or west. Not only is He present, but He actually goes before us and paves the way. And knowing that makes me breathe easier. I loosen the tight, fearful grip I have on the decision that needs to be made. We’ll hit the dartboard, and God is already there.

It is the Lord who goes before you. He will be with you; he will not fail you or forsake you. Do not fear or be dismayed.”  Deuteronomy 31:8