“Wishes never filled the bag.” ~ Greek Proverb
Wishing For Change
If you are going through a divorce, you have probably been doing your share of wishing lately. Wishing things had turned out differently. Wishing you were still married. Wishing you didn’t have to suffer like this. Wishing you had more money. Wishing your children didn’t have to go through this.
Looking For A Sign
Nothing can change the things that have already happened, and simply wishing for something in the future never makes it happen either. And waiting for a sign sometimes is an excuse to do nothing.
Before my divorce I kept asking for a clear sign from God to show me what to do. Finally, one of my children said, “Stop asking for more signs! Haven’t you seen enough?” Even though I still feel we need to try to find God’s direction for the big decisions we make, He also gives us intuition and guidelines to utilize in discerning our circumstances.
Action Makes Things Happen
Concrete decisions, guts, commitment and persistence make things happen. So instead of wishing for some particular “good” to come into your life, write down what you want to happen. Concrete goals. Then write down three action steps you can take toward making each goal a reality.
Decide what you want, and then instead of wishing for it, start taking steps to make it happen. Pray about it. God will help you.
“Commit to the Lord whatever you do, and your plans will succeed.” ~ Proverbs 16:3 (NIV)