There is a saying I tell my boys all the time since they were really little..
“ The harder choice is usually the right choice”
For them that meant not hitting each other to get back at one another, to tell the truth when you did something wrong, to be kind to the kid that is bullying you.
For me, It would be to choose to pick the healthy food and not the cupcake, to work out when I am tired, to be there for a friend when I just want to go to bed, to be patient with my kids when I am exhausted.
I truly believe that when we have a choice to make if we choose the one that is harder, that goes against our flesh often times it’s the right one. In this season when things are difficult for all kind of reasons I remind myself that. Choose the harder one Ang, don’t give up and don’t you dare give in.
It seems that Humanity is the expert on giving up. On marriages, families, jobs, peace, God.
That when it makes us uncomfortable or it hurts we feel that we need to protect our own selves..Our own hearts. After all who else will? I have to remind myself daily that He is protecting my heart, that if I hold unto Him he will fight for me. He will work it out. This verse has spoke volumes to me lately:
“Because he holds fast to me in love, I will deliver him; I will protect him, because he knows my name. When he calls to me, I will answer him; I will be with him in trouble; I will rescue him and honor him. With long life I will satisfy him and show him my salvation.” Psalm 91: 14-16
What is my part in it? JUST HOLD ONTO HIM. Every single day. With sore hands and broken nails I squeeze His arm with all I have. Look what He says He will do… THE REST OF IT!
These are not just words on a page, none of it is. It’s the real deal. He is THAT good. We give into our feelings too much and don’t rely on the TRUTH. Or at least I do ..
There are things that happen in our lives that we can choose if we want to try in vain to protect our own hearts and stay in fear and give up?
…or will I cling hard to Him so that He fights for me, and calms my soul.
The thing I forget or am blinded by is I DO have a CHOICE. And so do you. We can choose the harder thing which in the end is actually the easier thing.
Thank you all to who have been praying for our family, those prayers are precious to us.