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BIBLICAL POINT OF REFERENCE:

"The Advocate, the holy Spirit that the Father will send in my name—he will teach you everything and remind you of all that told you."

~John 14:26

I hate it when I'm uncertain about things. I hate not knowing what I want or how I feel, and I hate not being able to describe what I'm thinking, or not being able to put my emotions into words. In my mind, I should be able to determine what I want, even if I am undecided or unsure if God wants the same for me. But sometimes, I am just as uncertain about what I want.

So how do we go about clearing these murky waters? If it's a small decision, maybe we just make it quickly and hope it was the right decision to make. Maybe we make a pros and cons list to visually see what the best choice would be. Maybe we ask others what they think, and maybe their perspectives open our eyes to the right decision. But the surest way we can make any decision is by asking God what He wants.

That seems all too easy - just take a second, look up to the sky or close your eyes, and ask God what He wants you to do. But then the silence sets in and you're just sitting there waiting for an answer. You're thinking to yourself, Well, here I am, trying to follow You, and yet You're giving me no answer! I hate waiting too.

Praying's not that easy: It takes dedication, hard work, patience, and love for our Creator. And especially when we are uncertain about things in life, we need to have more patience and more vigilant prayer lives.

I have some amazing friends at my church up at school, many of whom always ask me if I've prayed about my problems lately. This is always a helpful reminder, seeing as it is an important and valid resolution to seek God's wisdom first and foremost. The reminder is only the first step though - we need to wait for the answer that God will give us. Hear me when I say He will give us an answer - we just have to wait for it.

In the meantime, keep you're head held high. There are lots of things to celebrate in life: family, friends, school, employment, and just being alive. Uncertainty is unpredictable and can drive us insane just thinking about what might happen, but life will pass us by if we try to reduce that uncertainty without bringing it to God first.

Your Laughing Sister,

Callahan

Check out the WISDOM quotes page for more inspiration!


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