Split-second Timing

Today I was considering a leap that could cost money.

It could also spur a lot of personal and possibly professional growth.

It was a little frightening, but not super high-stakes.

Right at the point of decision to get more involved, I asked God about it.

I was nervous. (Praying is good for that.)

Right then, I got an important text message that stopped me from that decisive phone call.

I was able to back off and get some perspective and wait a bit longer.

I thank God for that significant (to me) slow-down.

Maybe I will still take that risk, but now I feel better if I do. I am not allowing myself to be time-pressed into a decision. I am giving it some time. This is not necessarily fear. It could be wisdom.

But, as we know, praying always is.



Quote from Dr. Virginia Axline, Dibs in Search of Self, Copyright 1964

“…when horizons grow or diminish within a person the distances are not measurable by other people. Understanding grows from personal experience that enables a person to see and feel in ways so varied and so full of changeable meanings that one’s self-awareness is the determining factor….every individual does have his private world of meaning, conceived out of the integrity and dignity of his  personality.” (Page 20).

I would add to Dr. Axline’s strong humanism the Christian’s shared inner life with his or her Creator and Present Lord Jesus by the indwelling Holy Spirit. As those in Christ (with Christ also in us) our self-awareness can be constantly informed by the One Who knows us best and loves us most–Who has even invited us into this closeness.