Choices – by Julia

Woohoo! – IT IS FRIDAY

My brain feels a little mushy after working on several projects this week so I have asked Julia to give us some thoughts on this Friday.  She made a big decision this week.  She had the opportunity to participate in her school musical, but she decided not to.  It was a hard decision but TIME of commitment was a huge factor.  I was proud of her for making this hard choice. She is growing up and in less than two months she will be eligible to drive.  Pray for me!  – Patricia

So here is Julia’s Friday post –

Choices

As we get older, choices become more and more challenging. When we were small, the hardest choice we had was which Barbie doll we wanted when we finally saved up fifteen dollars after cleaning out the litter box enough. When we got older we started to make choices about which friends were good for us, and which friends were bad influences.

This year, even though I’m still pretty young, I’ve been making some even more challenging choices. I’ve come to the age where I’ve had to really begin to think about my future, what I want to do, where I want to go, and when I want to do it. Don’t get me wrong, I still stress over the little choices, like what to buy someone for Christmas, or increasingly, who I need in my life. But these bigger choices have been placing a lot of weight on my mind. I have had to give up my favorite hobby of theatre to focus on school and relationships. But when a big decision is placed before me, I do my best not to freak out about it. I talk it through with those people who are closest to me, I pray about it, and then I go through the pro’s and con’s of each. And once I’m done, I know that something good will come of it, maybe I simply have more time to study, or maybe I have time to go and serve more.  Whatever it is, I’m going to face the future unafraid. Ready for whatever is thrown at me, and I’m going to trust God with it.

I know that as I get older, I’m going to be faced with even harder choices than whether I should be doing the school play, or signing up for the Running Start Program at the local community college. And I hope that I face these bigger choices with the same attitude, trusting that God will lead and trying not to get too stressed out. One of my favorite quotes is “its only as big a deal as you make it” (unknown) and I hope that I can continue to view life’s challenges in that same light, taking it one day at a time.

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One Comment on “Choices – by Julia

  1. Well said, Grace.

    I remember making a similar hard choice my senior year in high school – I had to make a choice between satisfying my current desire or investing more time in my future. I chose the latter and have never regretted it.

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