😎🐫🎤 Christ’s peace be with you. Discernment. That’s a tough one no matter what point you are in your journey. Our decision can allow a life to flow smoothly along, cause it to turn on a dime, or might bring you a combination of smooth and edgy. Sometimes lack of discernment and fear of making a decision will cause you to be frozen in your path, not allowing a decision to be made. Which in and of itself is making a decision to stay right where you are. Maybe part of what holds you back is stinkin’ thinkin’ that tells you that you aren’t worthy of better. You might as well settle, because this is the best you’ll ever do. Or maybe it’s telling you don’t go down that path, there will be growing pains. Your job, where you live, your children, relationships, how will you grow in Christ, where are you being called to serve? These are just a handful of discernments you may be currently working through. Watching my mother-in-law as she is working/discerning her way through the transition from life to her afterlife, it really got me to thinking about discerning that final decision to let go of life as we know it and allow ourselves to run full steam to the Lord with nothing holding us back. You know, it doesn’t sound bad, but I would bet, in the moment that will be the toughest decision we will have to make. Even Jesus faced discernment at the point of transitioning from life to death. His was a very brutal and ugly death because of the ugly darkness we carry in this world. As you discern that which you are faced with, first talk with the Lord. He’ll talk you through a few options, then leave you to choose. He’s good like that. If you listen, He’ll share with you the good and the bad, but He won’t make the choice for you. Seek wisdom and truth in your discernment, so you may choose that which will light your world and the world of those around you, that you may carry and shine forth the light that never fades. Bless others and be blessed.
#TheAfters – Light Up the Sky