To all of you readers out there…and especially to Lee…I apologize! Either my computer is acting up…or I don’t understand all the workings of “how to” do this; I think it is the latter! Anyway…here is the REST OF THE STORY!-anita
I came across an interesting thought the other day, relevant to this discussion.
Our knowing that the Lord is in control—and that we are not—actually frees us to act. For we can be sure that no failure of ours, i.e., no bad decision, can thwart His plan.
So, somewhere in this great mix we call life, God has allowed us to have free will (I can’t even begin to understand this concept without twisting my brain!). I believe that the Holy Spirit works along with us& our free will to help us make good decisions, ones that fit within what God teaches in His word. And when we do make a bad decision—and, believe me, I am quite adept at the art of bad decisions—He graciously manages to work through them to His great purposes and for our betterment. Yes, sometimes there are unsavory consequences to bad decisions, but I can’t begin to tell you the many times I messed up and God turned that mess into some of the greatest blessings in my life! Messings to blessings! Our God is so loving, patient and understanding of our frailties!
So if we use common sense, pray for direction, and apply what we know is right in our heart, I’m thinking most of our decisions will be right on the money. And when we do fail, God in His power & wisdom can turn any mess we’ve made into a blessing! Aren’t you glad we don’t have to go through life alone and on our own!