When making important decisions and choices there comes a time to sleep on it, to wait, or discuss with others for wise counsel the plans or decisions about your future. “Plans go wrong for lack of advice; many advisers bring success”.Proverbs 15:22
When we become an island to ourselves the subtlety of pride sneaks in to steer us off course. I can handle this on my own and nobody is going to tell me what to do! Have you been there before and done that? How did that work out for you?
What about business decisions, leadership in any organization, or seeking another doctor’s opinion on a major surgery of what is the best procedure or if the surgery is even necessary?
There are times we can make decisions by impulse and not thinking things through. Some have or call this OCD. For example, Don’t buy a car or home you know you cannot afford. Getting in way over your head on a project or school bills that won’t give you a good job to even cover your school loans. That new job offer but it means relocating or selling the house and uprooting the kids friends and schools.
It is healthy to find a counselor, a mentor, a close trusted friend to discuss important decisions at times. To have somebody to ‘bounce things off’ so we can get a better understanding and clearer focus. Another important aspect is to bring your plans and decisions to the Lord in prayer and ask for God’s guidance and will on the matter.
If you still dont have peace about a matter then wait patiently to see if this is the right choice or fit for you and your family. Put it on the back burner.
Have a great week my friend and get excited about spring because the birds are beginning to sing, the snow is melting, and it is that time of season to “play ball”!
Greetings! My name is Andy Provitola and I live in New England on the south shore between Boston and the beautiful Cape Cod region.
The purpose of my blogging and writing is to encourage you in your journey here on planet earth. Life is full of pressing issues and problems and my desire is to discover a place for peace, hope, healing, and contentment. I am a follower of Jesus Christ – God’s one and only Son of God and discovered these truths along my own personal journey.
Having discovered a personal relationship with God the Father through Jesus Christ does not mean I have to be religious to attain the rewards of heaven. The fact is God provides grace for us and accepts us as we are in His image. In other words, we cannot attain heaven or life eternal on our own, but by God’s loving grace and no merit of our own.
My goal is to continue to find a balance of life from a spiritual and practical perspective with a purpose to please and glorify God in all that I do because of His ‘Gift of Grace’.
God is not transcendent and so far away that he is out of reach with humanity. God desires that His presence lives within us and not just in the galaxies and the universe. Experiencing the unconditional love of God has been so rewarding and while discovering the truth and purpose for my life. Moving forward in this life is not a sprint, but a marathon when it comes to this race here on earth.
I am blogging because I find it is a good way to connect in a much more effective and efficient way when it comes to communicating and interacting with with people that I do not know. Blogging and writing challenges me and also stretches me specifically in my thoughts, my mind, my emotions, and my spiritual life to live a vertical relation with God and a horizontal relationship with others.
There will be a variety of topics and subjects to address including youth, young adults, family, singles, seniors, relationships, etc. Some of the topics will include God’s creation and power, depression, loneliness, suicide, hope, healing, setbacks, financial matters, business, stress, anxiety, care, encouragement, and so much more
I would like to connect with all walks of life, ethnicity, culturally, other religions, socio-economics, and more
I am currently writing a book and several memoirs about my own life and journey . The journey begins at a young age growing up in Malden, Massachusetts, specifically Maplewood Square to where I am today. I became paralyzed from the waist down as a senior in high school and I share how my life changed for the better!
“But I do not consider my life as something of value or dear to me, so that I may [with joy] finish my course and the ministry which I received from the Lord Jesus. To testify faithfully of the good news of God’s [precious undeserved] grace [which makes us free of guilt of sin and grants us eternal life]. Acts 20:24 Amplified Version
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