Who, then, are those who fear the Lord?
He will instruct them in the ways they should choose. Psalm 25:12 NIV
Through the years we have come to crossroads where we had to make tough decisions.
When I began this blog Lan’s freshman year of high school, we decided that he would not attend the school he was zoned for.
He was devastated.
Still, he will graduate in two weeks with most of his friendships intact.
We had to decided private school or public?
We had to decide for and against extracurricular activities.
A four-year college or tech school? Lan’s desire to become a computer animator didn’t help matters either.
It seems there wasn’t a week that went by where we didn’t have to decide something…
Such is the season of raising a kids.
It took long enough, but I finally got over my fear of making a wrong decision. I’ve come to learn that God can make even my failures work out in the end.
One of the reasons I hadn’t posted lately was due my mother’s illness. You can read about that trial here. The last thing Mommy asked me was if I had completed everything necessary for Lan to attend a school that offered him a scholarship.
She had already given her opinion about one school during her illness. It was a great school, but not so great for social growth. I think Mommy approved of our final choice because she passed away not long after.
I believe she decided that Lan would be just fine.
Guess who’s laughing now?
It is probably without a doubt the hardest decision we have made.
When College Decision Day was celebrated at his school, Lan wore his Full Sail University t-shirt. All the college and military bound kids represented their various schools. It was quite the event, pep rally and all!
Sometimes we must decide to take chances when everyone else thinks we’re crazy. If we are ever to reach the heights God has for us, we must decide to be faith filled and fearless. Every hero in the Bible rose to greatness based on the choices he or she made.
Abraham chose to be obedient.
David chose to fight.
Ruth chose compassion.
Each of them was rewarded for following God instead of doing what everyone else in their situation probably would have done.
God calls us to choose.
We’ve decided that autism will not defeat us.
Lan decided that he will excel.
Choose to believe and trust God.
I promise, He will amaze you and you’ll be glad you did…