Anita's Devotions

 

Not Your Problem to Solve

Written by Anita Carman

Dear Faithful One,

Have you ever felt overwhelmed by all the decisions you must make in life? Has it ever occurred to you that perhaps some decisions are not yours to make?

Recently I had the privilege of accompanying my sons as they looked for a place to live. I was excited that I was invited to tag along. While enjoying their company, I was reminded of the days many years ago when they tagged along with me when I was looking for our family’s place to live. Oh how quickly time has flown! The whole time, God reminded me to stay silent unless they asked for feedback. The point was, their choice of where to live was not my decision. Therefore the quest for the right place was not my problem to solve.

The Bible says in Proverbs 22:6, “Train a child in the way he should go, and when he is old he will not turn from it.” NIV. God reminded me that after our children have been instilled with the right values, there comes a time when they must be set free to make their own decisions. My trust is in knowing that the right values will drive their decisions in life. If you are a leader in the family, in the workplace or in a ministry, focus on giving those around you the right values. Then when it’s time for them to make a decision, trust them to make decisions that align with the values you have instilled in them.

I pray this devotion encouraged you in a special way. When I pray for you, I hear a victory song. I believe in you because I believe in the power of God’s Word in you as you put His Word into action.

Love, Anita

 

Written by Anita Carman

 

Dear Faithful One,

 

Have you ever felt overwhelmed by all the decisions you must make in life? Has it ever occurred to you that perhaps some decisions are not yours to make?

 

Recently I had the privilege of accompanying my sons as they looked for a place to live. I was excited that I was invited to tag along. While enjoying their company, I was reminded of the days many years ago when they tagged along with me when I was looking for our family’s place to live. Oh how quickly time has flown! The whole time, God reminded me to stay silent unless they asked for feedback. The point was, their choice of where to live was not my decision. Therefore the quest for the right place was not my problem to solve.

 

The Bible says in Proverbs 22:6, “Train a child in the way he should go, and when he is old he will not turn from it.” NIV. God reminded me that after our children have been instilled with the right values, there comes a time when they must be set free to make their own decisions. My trust is in knowing that the right values will drive their decisions in life. If you are a leader in the family, in the workplace or in a ministry, focus on giving those around you the right values. Then when it’s time for them to make a decision, trust them to make decisions that align with the values you have instilled in them.

 

I pray this devotion encouraged you in a special way. When I pray for you, I hear a victory song. I believe in you because I believe in the power of God’s Word in you as you put His Word into action.

 

Love, Anita