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Monday, April 11, 2011

CHOICES...

 A good life is all about 
CHOICES...
Every single day, we are all met with choices that
we have to make a decision on.
 Too many times, we tend to make the wrong choice..
and it can really make a lot of difficulties in our life.
 Sometimes, we have the chance to CHANGE our choice before
damage is done...
......and sometimes we don't.
 We simply must sit down and think through the choices we have offered to us,
and try with all our mite to 
make the right one.
Praying over our decisions helps more than any other thing
on the face of the earth.
Even the smallest decision is met much better through prayer.
 When we make a choice after we have visited with GOD about it,
it generally turns out to be the best decision we've ever made.
I won't say that EVERY choice I have prayed over turned out to be the right one...
but those might be the times that I did what I wanted to do instead of listening to HIM.
You know, we DO have a way of turning HIS answers into what we want to hear.
If you have decisions to make today,
I hope you will pray about them...
I feel sure HE will help you make the right choice.
I am square dab in the middle of having to make a choice that is very serious.
I am afraid to make a decision...afraid it might be the wrong one....
sometimes, it just seems easier to *float along* but that
never solves anything.
I am asking and visiting with HIM  about it and I have faith that HE will show me the right choice.
HE loves us all so very much and wants us to be happy and healthy.
HE doesn't always answer our prayers as fast as we want...
sometimes, in my life, I have thought HE was NEVER going to answer.
Then, I realized I hadn't always listened to HIS answers....or...I had MISSED them.
I don't understand why things happen the way they do when I have prayed for
something entirely different....
When things are going on in my life that break my heart, I tend to wonder why HE
 wouldn't want for me, what I want for myself....
but I made the CHOICE  a few years ago to try to remember that
HE KNOWS BEST...and HE has never been wrong.
We simply MUST TRUST HIM.
(Psalm 9:10 "Those knowing your name will trust in you")
HE will see us thru the hard times...and, believe me, without HIM,
we are LOST.
O, yes, and before I forget..
I bought these adorable little hangers at HOBBY LOBBY for less than $3. each..
Aren't they so cute..
love the faded, shabby colors and , of course,
the big ole numbers.
Not a bit sure just how I will use them but have a few ideas..
what would you do if you had these cuties ?

I am going to link with:
RUBY TUESDAY
Because I've used vintage, thrifted dishes in this post, 
TUESDAY TREASURES
TWICE OWNED TUESDAY
TABLETOP TUESDAY
2ND TIME AROUND TUESDAY
NIFTY THRIFTY TUESDAY
TEMPT MY TUMMY TUESDAY
My thanks to the hosts and thank you for coming by Sweet Nothings,
Blessings and love, bj
xoxoxo

29 comments:

Stacey said...

You are a smart woman BJ. :)

Sue (Someone's Mom) said...

You are inspiring. I can also feel that you are troubled. You have been such a good friend and listener for me...if you need a shoulder, you know how to find me. I hope you find your answers soon.

Hugs to you!

Ralph said...

We do not often weigh out what is important - we don't often realize that we have choices. Except we want whatever it is right now, unaware that some decisions are better,

Prayer does help, as long as we don't make impulsive moves. God's time is perfect, events play themselves out yet we are unaware that our prayers will ultimately be answered, I am in a situation where social security has pulled my payments in a payment dispute. I am working through our US representative's office. I know the payments will resume, but cannot see when - the frustrating part. For me, faith has to take precedent. We humans hope to have it fixed NOW. Yet, our needs will be met. Prayer and patience will win out...

Lovely pancakes and bacon, too!

On Crooked Creek said...

Bj,
You are one of the dearest, sweetest Texan ladies I've met! Please know that I am praying for you ...and with you. Sometimes the journey He sets us on, we don't think we're strong enough to handle. He knows what we are capable of...only trust Him. Know that you are loved...by God, by others, and by me!
Fondly,
Pat

Kathy said...

BJ, I have been following your blog for sometime now but I never left a comment until now. I really needed to hear what you had to say today.Your words really spoke to me . Thank you so much for sharing what's on your heart. I don't know what your need is but God does and I'm praying for you!

Tracy said...

BJ,
You are absolutely right; sometimes we do not weigh our choices carefully; a great thought, but the most profound was when you mentioned that we pray for results but sometimes we just aren't listening. Or in my case we aren't listening for any other answer other than our own!
thanks for an enlightening post!
http://sbpra.com/tracyspaine/

Patty@sewingseeds said...

What a perfect post this was for me to read today. I pray you receive the wisdom and peace your heart is seeking. How I would like to go back and listen more closely but God has used each misstep to his glory. You are in my thoughts and prayers sweet lady.

Julie Harward said...

Amen bj..me too. And over the years and trials, I have learned one important thing..to trust him. Love you :D

bj said...

Thank you, Kathy, for your sweet comment. Thank you for your prayers.

Ai KaiRui Liu said...

those are so yummy, it makes me hungry now...visiting from Ruby Tuesday...Im your newest follower, hope you'll follow me back

mine's here
http://lovingoutliving.blogspot.com/2011/04/summer-break.html

Kristy Carberry said...

Your words and even the photos were perfect for me today! I have recently been diagnosed with Gestational Diabetes and I have certainly had to change my choices...especially the food related ones!

Designs By Pinky said...

Aw BJ, I know what it is like to nEED a positive answer and have to WAIT and WAIT for one from Him. I will pray along with you. I know you must be hurting so I send healing thoughts to you. XO, Pinky

Vee said...

Joining you in a prayer for guidance and direction and peace in the choice so you will know that you know that you know that you heard from the Lord. Talking things over with a dear husband, a close friend, and with family can be so very helpful, too. Others can provide insight just as you have done here. I'm so glad that we were never designed to go it alone.

(Love the numbers. Right now, I'd hang them from the end of my jelly cupboard for extra jacket space. I always make room for the grands to have a place for their jackets, but forgot this past weekend. My grandson looked at me so perplexed for he's never seen that happen before.)

The Glamorous Gourmet said...

This post really struck a chord with me - thank you for being so open and for sharing your thoughts and advice. I wish you the best with your decision - it sounds like you are on the right track and I am sure everything will work out for you. Take care and thanks again.

Emily said...

hi BJ, you are so right and your words are so inspirational. Hope you'll soon know the right path to make, sometimes those forks in the road are difficult to choose which way but your faith will guide you. God Bless....

~Emily
The French Hutch

Happier Than a Pig in Mud said...

Such a nice post BJ, thank you! Hoping all is well, please take care:@)

Patti said...

If I had those numbers, I would play the lottery :-)

Picket said...

Morning sweetie...beautiful post....and so true...but even out of the greatest darkness God will bring light...you stand strong girl...the curtain hadn't been pulled back all the way open yet...but you will love what you see when it is..I love you girl...it shall be well....Picket

Pat said...

Thoughts and prayers are with you, BJ.

Lovely post.

Susy said...

Those are words of wisdom BJ. I love the way you share about your relationship with God (: And I agree - no matter what the situation, prayer is the answer. Trust and obey. xo

Susy said...

Those are words of wisdom BJ. I love the way you share about your relationship with God (: And I agree - no matter what the situation, prayer is the answer. Trust and obey. xo

mississippi artist said...

God does answer prayers, but in his time, not ours. We all think we are in control and we are really not,it is hard sometimes to accept this and ask God to show us the way.

La said...

My problem comes when trying to discern HIS answer and mine. Too many times I thought I was following HIS path only to find I was not. Hmmm...

I hope HIS answer comes to you clearly and timely. I am sending positive thoughts your way, my dear. Hugs, La

Madeline's Album said...

We all need to do all things in moderation. Pray and be patient and remember God does not always answer our prayer like we want him to. Have a blessed day. Madeline

marty (A Stroll Thru Life) said...

Beautiful post. I love your vignette. The Lord does hear and He does answer. God Bless. Thanks for joining TTT. Hugs, Marty

Rita said...

What a touching post you have today Bj; I am sending good vibes your way; what you are going though is not easy. Not sure what it is exactly, but I know it is important in you life. I have been there and it is scary, but I have a feeling whatever it is that you decide will end to be the right one. At our age its seems life is still trying to trip us up; don't know why.
You are a Smart gal that I admire.
Hugs to you.
Rita

Carol said...

Amen, BJ. Amen!
God bless your choice. You are a blessing!

Kathleen Grace said...

You are right about prayer and choices my friend. I'll join with you in praying for wisdom in your big decision.I'm sure God will show you the answer. Love you.

tammylovesdishes said...

Amen, BJ. I pray that you will be blessed by His guidance.
Tammy