Psalm 147:1

"Praise the Lord. How good it is to sing praises to our God, how pleasant and fitting to praise him!"

Monday, May 30, 2011

Sometimes people are blinded....

I've been there.
Blinded by....
the situation,
And the list could go on and on.

I have spent the day talking with/mentoring/pleading with/discussing/praying for my sister today. She is in a situation right now where people are giving her advice regarding a situation, but she is blinded. Blinded by selfishness, love, excitement, lots of stuff. She is being asked to wait six months. Six months seems like eternity. From the outside, we know it's not. But to her, it's eternity. The person she believes she will marry (and we all love and believe he is great for her) is under spiritual leadership right now that is asking him to step back from their relationship and focus on the Lord for six months before getting married. He is passionately in love with the Lord. She knows that it's best for him, but using her female ways to draw him to her instead of his spiritual leadership. I wish she could see. I wish she would listen. She loves the Lord but she has yet to learn to completely TRUST Him. Trust that His ways are higher our ways. She is seeing through blinders right now. It's so hard, especially for my personality type, to watch her make the wrong decision. It's hard to see her overestimate her maturity. I've been there. Thought I was ready for things that I wasn't. Thought that I was right and everyone else was wrong. Perhaps I didn't say it, but I thought it.

Why is that emotions are sooooo powerful? How is that our heart can trump our mind? When do you have to just let go and allow people, even loved family members, make their own decisions? Where does Godly counsel stop and my own desires start?

I know they both want to follow the Lord, but I believe that she is not allowing him to make the decision solely based on HIM listening to the voice of God. I don't want their foundation to be cracked because she influenced him to make a decision against his spiritual leadership. This is so hard!

Lord, please help me be constant in prayer for them and not just say what I feel. Please Lord, let them hear your voice in all this. You may need to speak a bit louder because she isn't listening right now. This is so important. It's their future. It's so much bigger than the present. Please Lord, help her hear the words that those that love her are speaking. Help him stand up and take a place of spiritual leadership even if it makes her mad or hurts her, because in the end it's the only way for them to be all that You want them to be as a couple. I trust You! I want to keep talking. Keep giving advice. Make her understand. I can't change her heart though. Only You can. Please Lord, soften her heart to You. Help her understand what Your voice sounds like. Please. I love You. Thank you!

1 comment:

  1. Thanks for stopping by my blog and commenting :) I am agreeing in prayer with you on all that you mentioned and pray the Lord's will be done here!

    I'm going to follow you now so I can come back and check in!