Especially when you keep on doing same thing for the past years and your ever wanted opportunity suddenly knocks on your door, you tend to get shattered and confused. I was like this for the past days or weeks since I saw that two-layered coupon bond job opening announcement at the school where I’m taking my graduate school.
I tried to weigh options within myself first. But things were not clear, confusions clattered in my mind instead. There were couple of reasons in my head, like 7 opposing reasons, one reason favoring one option versus the other. I can’t say that hey, self…you need to make a choice. Come on!
So, I decided to ask couple of trusted friends and mentors. I have learned that among all the people you have asked and answers you have received, some opinions most likely weigh more than the other because it’s either they gave a delightful answer or the person matters to you that their opinion matters much! Am I making sense here?
One thing that reminds me during the process of consultation is Solomon. Solomon must have lots of wisdom to ask wisdom from the Lord. Redundant, I know. But it seriously makes sense that he asked an understanding mind not for his own glory BUT to make him a LEADER capable of LEADING the already GREAT people.
1 Kings 3:5-12 At Gibeon the LORD appeared to Solomon in a dream by night, and God said, “Ask what I shall give you.” And Solomon said, “You have shown great and steadfast love to your servant David my father, because he walked before you in faithfulness, in righteousness, and in uprightness of heart toward you. And you have kept for him this great and steadfast love and have given him a son to sit on his throne this day. And now, O LORD my God, you have made your servant king in place of David my father, although I am but a little child. I do not know how to go out or come in. And your servant is in the midst of your people whom you have chosen, a great people, too many to be numbered or counted for multitude. Give your servant therefore an understanding mind to govern your people, that I may discern between good and evil, for who is able to govern this your great people?” It pleased the Lord that Solomon had asked this. And God said to him, “Because you have asked this, and have not asked for yourself long life or riches or the life of your enemies, but have asked for yourself understanding to discern what is right, behold, I now do according to your word. Behold, I give you a wise and discerning mind, so that none like you has been before you and none like you shall arise after you.
Do you personally believe that you are already a GREAT one? I believe I am even I may have fallen short sometimes if not most of the time. My discipler is GREAT in leading me, when she speaks especially on my career consultation. Also, I think I have one of the best team leaders at work now because he keeps balance. And I have great and wise friends too, they opinion always help me on deciding things.
But while their opinion counts, still my decision will reign at the end of the line! And while, I admire my mentors and leaders wisdom, I sincerely ask God for wisdom to lead me on the wisest decision.
I have decision today. And I’ll write about love one of these days (makikiseason naman!) 🙂