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Many decisions in life don’t come with a clear right or wrong path. In fact, this often becomes the wrong question for many of the choices we face. The better question concerns the free exercise of our faith.

To be sure, it’s only natural to want to know the answer to the many difficult choices before us. We recognize each choice comes with a cost and we don’t want to make the wrong one.

But we often become paralyzed in trying to determine the right answer when the choice is actually a question of faith.

For example, we might be trying to decide whether we should stay or leave our current job.

In the end, either choice can be good depending on how the choice is made. And a good choice is one in faith seeking to please God and live a life of gratitude before him.

As such, if we stay, we’re staying fully convinced that God is with us and has something for us in our current position.

Likewise, if we leave, we’re also fully trusting that God is with us and has something for us outside of our current job

It’s not faith when we stay simply because it’s comfortable and we fear the unknown. And it’s also not faith if we rush ahead to do our own thing and not trust in God’s timing.

Again, whether we go or stay is not the most important question. The question that matters is our heart of faith.

And the freedom of faith is that it can be expressed both in our going and in our staying.

The same holds true as we exercise our faith throughout the many decisions of our life and relationships.

Some paths are clearly right or wrong. But many others require the mature expression of our faith to decide.

Don’t stay stuck. Exercise your faith and live in freedom.

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Dr. Corey Carlisle

Licensed marriage and family therapist and certified sex therapist - providing Christian counseling and soul care to individuals and couples, with a special emphasis on developing the masculine soul. Suwanee, GA 30024

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