Vision & Wisdom for Family, Marriage & Future

On Mother's Day, I spent time away in prayer and in creation. A new vision board.

I had been seeking God in prayer about family, marriage, and future.  I was lacking wisdom that was  reaching the depth of what I was feeling, which at times I cannot even articulate well. In times like these, it takes divine encounters.

I received 2 timely messages through 2 unsuspecting people that let me know that God was hearing me because the struggle was not just about direction, as it was about why choosing a direction had become such a difficult task.

You see, I am a very logical minded person. I have to be very careful not to reason away how I feel in the process of reasoning.  The other side is that I can also be very internally reflective and torn by my emotions and desires. When hurt, I will reasonably forgive quickly, but emotionally, if I do not allow myself to grieve the loss of an unmet expectation, it sticks around and becomes the lens in which I view the world, my life and even the people around me.

What I  realized in one of my interactions, was that the areas of my life where I was struggling with clarity the most were the areas where I did not clearly define a purpose...and vision. 

The other interaction was about allowing myself to freely feel angry and hurt and sharing that with an individual who had not only been there and done that, but had come through. Every situation is unique, but there was something about these interactions that were liberating and I know it was God's timing because I was left with sense of peace. 

After this, I had asked God to help me see all areas of my life through HIS eyes; to also include the lives of the people around me.  Most importantly, I asked him to show me truth in areas that have been lies so that I can make decisions based on truth, not assumption and not just on feelings alone. 

So back to the vision board, it is specifically dedicated to my marriage and family, and I am praying that as we build it, that we make decisions from here on that are based on truth and wisdom. 

But the wisdom that comes from heaven is first of all pure; then peace-loving, considerate, submissive, full of mercy and good fruit, impartial and sincere.  ~ James 3:17
Blessed is the one who finds wisdom, and the one who gets understanding, for the gain from her is better than gain from silver and her profit better than gold. She is more precious than jewels, and nothing you desire can compare with her. Long life is in her right hand; in her left hand are riches and honor. Her ways are ways of pleasantness, and all her paths are peace.  ~ Proverbs 3:13-18
The way of a fool is right in his own eyes, but a wise man listens to advice.           ~ Proverbs 12:15
Whoever is patient has great understanding, but one who is quick-tempered displays folly.  ~ Proverbs 14:29
An intelligent heart acquires knowledge, and the ear of the wise seeks knowledge.  ~ Proverbs 18:15
All this also comes from the Lord Almighty, whose plan is wonderful, whose wisdom is magnificent.  ~ Isaiah 28:29
As the heavens are higher than the earth, so are my ways higher than your ways and my thoughts than your thoughts.~ Isaiah 55:9
For I will give you a mouth and wisdom, which none of your adversaries will be able to withstand or contradict.~ Luke 21:15
Be very careful, then, how you live—not as unwise but as wise, making the most of every opportunity, because the days are evil.~ Ephesians 5:15-16
See to it that no one takes you captive by philosophy and empty deceit, according to human tradition, according to the elemental spirits of the world, and not according to Christ.~ Colossians 2:8
Do not deceive yourselves. If any of you think you are wise by the standards of this age, you should become “fools” so that you may become wise.  ~ 1 Corinthians 3:18


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