Wednesday, July 29, 2009

A Decision Has Been Made

Have you ever had something "hanging over your head" that you had to make a decision about and, finally, the decision is made and you have a sense of relief? I'm sure you have. We make decisions - choices - every moment of every day!

I don't want to make this post today all about me - I want it to be all about HIM! I pray that He will be revealed to you in a mighty way!

I have struggled with many issues over this past year... one of which is my counseling "business". Being the sensitive person that I am, it has always amazed me that God allowed me to "not break down" when people shared their hurt and pain! He is so awesome! People have asked me, "How do you do it?" and I always reply, "He has enabled me to." He has done an awesome work in my heart and on my character thru these past 13 years - I give Him all the glory! As of the end of July "Capstone Christian Counseling" will no longer exist. I am so thankful to God for blessing me thru this avenue - for the work He has done in people's lives.

In past months I have felt a strong desire to reach out to people in a different way - not so much as a counselor but as a friend and mentor. I know in my heart that the tools I possess and the counseling skills I have will never leave me - and I'll use them over and over - in all relationships --- but I have felt God calling me to serve HIM - with all my heart and soul and mind - to take every opportunity I'm given to share Him - whether in word or deed... more so than ever before. I also felt a prompting to make myself more visible in the community; to make myself available for Him to use in a different way. I don't know what that will look like in the future but I will keep you informed.

So I took the plunge and applied to volunteer at the Cancer Center at the Yarmouth Hospital... and have been accepted. I am looking forward to making a difference in people's lives; to show them compassion and caring at such a terrible time in their lives.

I also hope to see our Small Group take on a service project of some sort this fall and winter...

His Peace is full and complete - I know He has led me to this at this time!
I thank Him for saving me and loving me; for forgiving me and redeeming me; for directing me; for trusting me to do His work! Praise You, Lord.

Matthew 5:13-16 .... Being Salt and Light - read this today as your devotional scripture.

Ask yourself: Am I salty for Him or have I lost my saltiness? Am I shining His light in this dark world? Then Ask Him to direct your paths, and give you the words, to provide opportunities for you to work for Him.

If you find yourself at a crossroad in your life - do this.....

Blessings on you today!

1 comment:

  1. Ruthie,
    I am so proud of you and blessed to have a friend like you!! You ARE my mentor, whether you knew it or not and as I see your steps of faith, your growth after taking those steps and your commitment to God and loving people, I continue to thank God for placing you in my life. I've been in the wait stages, and I've been in the decision stages and those are the times I have grown the most. Thank you for your blog, thank you for being vulnerable and open to God's leading...you're still a Christian Counselor and always will be, God has given you that gift and you have sharpened the skills.
    Walking the Journey with you,


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