James 1:5 – If any of you lacks wisdom, you should ask God, who gives generously to all without finding fault, and it will be given to you.
For many people, making decisions are difficult whether they have a chronic health condition or not. If you’ve made a bunch of bad decisions in your life, it can be almost impossible to trust your decision-making process.
But add in the mix that you’re sick or in chronic pain most of the time, making decisions can be even more difficult.
It can start with the little ones:
Now, let’s think about decisions to be made that are a bit harder to make.
Then, there are the life-changing decisions that may affect life as you know it.
Themuse.com in their article, “4 Steps That’ll Help You Cut Through the BS and Make a Hard Decision Faster,” provides us with a couple more ideas on making decisions. A couple of them are doing something trumps doing nothing. Plus, not making a decision is a decision you’ve made. Another suggestion is don’t choose something just because you’re “supposed to.” Though it’s important to seek other people’s advice, don’t act just because of someone else’s opinion.
Having chronic pain can make decisions difficult. But if you ask God for wisdom and direction, do a little research, and talk to your family and friends you’ll be better able to make decisions.
Karen Dalske is a freelance writer, public speaker, is active in her church and writes her blogs out of her own experiences of pain, illness and loss.