I've been there.
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!