“…but as for me and my house, we will serve the Lord.”

from Joshua 24:15

Sometimes I suffer from decision overload (it’s a real thing…). Mama life is so full of decisions on top of the ones I’ve always had to make for myself anyway, that I have moments when I cannot make another rational decision until my mind has had time to rest.

But maybe that’s just a problem with my personality (that I’m working on). I’ve always struggled with making decisions about almost everything. I have a tendency to give way too much thought to things that aren’t even important, just because there are so many options to pick from. I have some crazy, irrational fear of choosing the wrong selection.

Like what to eat at a restaurant. If I know we’re going out somewhere, I will look at the menu a couple days ahead of time. I read every single item on the menu (I love when there are descriptions) and narrow the list to a few possibilities. I then weigh my options based on unique flavors, calorie count, if I can share with Little Bit, cost, whatever…Now, imagine how long it takes me to plan my weekly menu lol!

Buying groceries can be especially stressful. Sometimes, when there are twenty brands and fifty variations of the same item, I shut down. I just stare at the shelves, having no idea which one is the best deal or the most nutritious or the tastiest. If I’m putting this much effort into selecting food, just imagine how much I torture myself over the truly important things!!

There’s one decision that I don’t have to agonize over at all, though, and that’s serving the Lord. I made up my mind a long time ago that God’s way is the only way. He has proved time and again that He knows exactly what is best for me and that following Him always leads in the right direction. When my head is reeling from all the everyday decisions that must be made, my spirit can be calm with the assurance that I’ve made the only wise choice for my soul.

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