you think I should take this additional job?” was the question asked me
by a young mom. Things were tight financially but the long hours
would affect her family. My first thought was, “Yes,” because I knew
she could handle it. But later, I thought, “Would this choice
bring peace?” Hey this is Debbie Griffith with Everyday Matters.
like applying Colossians 3:15 for the “should I or shouldn’t I”
questions because listen; “Let the peace from Christ act as umpire in
your hearts deciding and settling all questions that come into your
mind.” The umpire in a ball game decides if a player is “in” or
“out.” Peace is to be the umpire that decides if something in our
lives should be in or out! God has peace to give. We need to receive it
and then stop trying to figure out everything by our feelings. When the
answer is “no” I KNOW because I don’t have peace. This mom let
peace direct her decision and refused the job. No surprise… God’s
meeting her right where she’s at…everyday.