Sometimes people try to push us away from something that we know is the right next step.
I remember people cautioning me not to move to Guatemala when I was 26 for various reasons, one being that if I wanted to get married, that that would make it much harder.
But, the thing is, I knew God was pulling me there, so there was no other option for me. It was the right thing to do. And, it was one of the best experiences of my life.
I also met my now husband a year later.
When the experience was over after almost a year, I snapped this picture as I was making the decision of what to do next. After praying, I decided to move to Colorado- I knew it would help me process my time in Guatemala.
It was a long year, but I also grew a lot. Just because it was hard doesn’t mean it wasn’t the right thing. I grew, I healed, I changed, and I knew it was time to return to Atlanta.
I remember telling my boss there that I had to leave because I felt God pulling me to return to teach at Atlanta Youth Academy and that I just knew it was the right thing to do. My boss told me I shouldn’t leave and that it wasn’t a good choice.
I knew it was, so I made the decision to move back to Atlanta anyway. The teaching job became my dream job and a month later, I met my now husband.
I remember when I was pouring my heart and soul into my Mother-Daughter Devotional and someone told me that I shouldn’t waste my time. But, I knew it was the right thing to do so I kept on.
And, now my devotional will be published this October (!!!!!). Learn more about it here: https://linseydriskill.com/writing/
While some things that we feel are the right next steps pan out perfectly and others don’t, I have learned that the best and right thing to do is what God puts on our hearts.
It sure is wise to consider what people we respect are saying, but at the end of the day, if we feel a particular choice is the right thing to do, honors the Lord and our family, and we feel that God is leading us to that decision, then that’s just what we need to do.
We can’t be led by fear that others try to put into our hearts or by fears we create ourselves.
Instead, we need to be led by the Lord and by his greatest commands: to love God and love others, and then we’ll be right where we need to be.