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This week’s FMF writing prompt is: CHOOSE




Setting my timer for five minutes, and . . . GO. 

My daughter had to make a big decision recently.

After visiting ten different colleges and universities and applying (and getting accepted) to eleven, she had narrowed down her search to two schools.

The biggest difference between the two was distance: one was thirty minutes from home, the other was three hours and thirty minutes from home.

Other than that, the list of pros and cons she created to try to help her make the decision was pretty equal on both sides.

We prayed with her and for her, and she agonized for two months, completely torn about what to do.

We told her she really couldn’t go wrong, that both schools were good choices and she would get a great education at either one of them.

At the end of the day, she had to choose. One of the schools gave a deadline of March 1st to respond to a scholarship offer, so she was forced to pick one.

Watching her agonize made me think back to similar decisions I’ve had to make in my life, decisions that could potentially significantly impact the trajectory of the days, weeks, months, and years that followed. And while I still get worked up sometimes about big decisions like that, I’ve also grown into a sort of comfort in knowing that no matter what, God is with me. No matter what choice I make, I will still be held in His capable arms.

So the next time you’re facing a fork in the road, remember this: God will be there no matter which way you choose.






My next book,
Share Your Story: The Transforming Power of Telling Others What God Has Done,
launches this coming Tuesday, March 14th!

Here’s a sneak peek of what you can expect:


share your story




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