Friday, April 8, 2011

Leaving My Burden at the Foot of the Cross

There are people in this life who will criticize your decisions.  They will tell you you could be doing something different.  That you should make better choices.  They will imply that your decision was the wrong one and to change it.

No matter what other people say just remember that the only one you need to please is God.  If you are making the wisest decisions possible and your spouse is 100% supportive than you have nothing to worry about.

The decisions may not be the easiest or most comfortable (physically, emotionally or spiritually), but sometimes they are necessary because that's what it takes to raise your children, tend to your family and serve others.

Some will not understand that and may ridicule you for it.  Especially if it cramps their style.  It is coming from a very selfish place in their heart.  

Your obligation is to love your God with all your heart, with all your soul and with all your mind.  Second is to love your neighbor as yourself.  That does not mean doing what they think is right.

With that said I will leave my burden at the foot of the cross, commit my actions to God through prayer, pray for a good attitude and continue doing what He has called me to do.


Mrs. B. said...

Wow. You have no stinkin' idea!! how much I needed to hear that today. This week has been hard. I've questioned my decisions and whether God is ordaining them or not. I've been judged and had people secretly shaking their heads at me...

But that doesn't matter. I'll lay that at the foot of the cross. Therefore there is no condemnation for those who are in Christ Jesus.

Thank you, thank you, thank you. :)

StephG said...

It's so amazing how God uses others to encourage us when we desperately need it.

I'm honored that my words/thoughts/feelings were an encouragement to you.

This afternoon has been a rough one for me and I just needed to get those words onto "paper" to clear my thoughts.

It helps to keep things in perspective. However, it's easy to lose perspective when so many things happen at once. Especially when people's opinions are involved.

I'll be praying for you!