Ever faced a big decision, prayed about it, yet still felt completely “which way do I go”?
We own a house in Ohio. It’s the one we built. We can’t sell it because the market stinks. So we rent it out. It has been a horrible experience being a landlord and it’s not getting any easier. Our tenant just moved out and left the place a wreck. We have to paint, recarpet, and fix vinyl flooring that was damaged. He stiffed us on his last month’s rent and the security deposit won’t cover everything that needs done. Magnificent. So bye bye savings account. Did I mention the house is in Ohio? We live in Florida. Great. Thankfully my dad is taking care of it for us, but this is going to be expensive. Unbelievable.
Rich is in another tough position regarding his career. He has a fantastic job. Fantastic! However, there are things going on and opportunities showing up and risks on both sides. He is trying so hard to make the right decision knowing the most important factor is keeping our lives the way they are — me staying home with the kids, keeping our finances from taking a bad turn (esp in light of the Ohio house situation), baby on the way, and so on. It’s tough on him and he’s working all the darn time. He’s exhausted and trying to make a decision that he wants to look back on in 10 years and say “yeah, I did the right thing”.
I believe in the power of prayer. All of this I have entrusted to God. I know I can’t do this alone. I know I can’t make these big decisions without Divine guidence. No way.
One big thing about faith is learning to trust the One who you believe in. Letting go and either waiting or taking the blind leap. We’ve taken the blind leaps. It has always worked out beautifully.
Trust in the Lord and pray for wisdom.
That’s our decision. And it’s unanimous. We pray for all sorts of things — for us, for our kids, for our families, for our friends, for you strangers, randomly for the guy who looks like he might be having a bad day, for the unfortunate people who make the news, and so on.
How about you?
How do you handle
the tough decisions?