“The blessing of the Lord makes one rich, And He adds no sorrow with it.” Proverbs 10:22
As women, every time we make an emotional decision, it will cost us something. I have made many emotional decisions in my life and have regretted them later on. But thank God for His grace and mercy. Even when I’ve rushed ahead of Him and did what I felt was best, God has forgiven me and sometimes provided a way to restore what was lost.
Emotional decisions take away from us, rather than add to us. That is why God wants us to be led by Him, not by our emotions. Anything God wants to bless us with, anything that has our name on it, isn’t going anywhere.
If you’ve made an emotional decision that is causing you and your family strain, don’t beat yourself up about it. Ask God for forgiveness and let His Spirit of Grace turn it around for you. God is still good, my sister, and He is still on the throne. He still loves you and is going to help you learn how to make wise choices.
Here are some things to do next time you feel strongly about a decision you’re planning to make.
1. Don’t do anything until the emotions subside.
2. Sleep on it and see if you still feel the same about the decision the next day.
3. Ask God about it and wait for His peace.
4. Talk to someone before doing anything.
Prayer: Father God, please forgive me for every emotional decision I have made. I receive your forgiveness. Teach me how to wait on your leading and not just do what I feel is best. Help me Lord to grow in this area, and please provide a way to restore all that I lost. In Jesus’ name, Amen.