"But in your hearts set apart Christ as Lord. Always be prepared to give an answer to everyone who asks you to give the reason for the hope that you have. But do this with gentleness and respect, keeping a clear conscience, so that those who speak maliciously against your good behavior in Christ may be ashamed of their slander." ~ 1 Peter 3:15-16
Once again God works in mysterious way in our daily living. I am humbled by God's wisdom in using one incident to teach two distinct lessons to two different individuals. It was a decision making process on whether to move house into a church based hostel on her part. Little thing it may seem to some, but there are a lot of underlying criteria for evaluation of the decision made. Only God can see and know our hearts and thoughts whenever we made a decision. Through this simple exercise of judgment, one can only find his motives naked before God. And this is where God deals with us, from our inner being, the deepest of our souls. There is simply no way to lie before God, because He knows all things. If we are dishonest with our own true feelings towards the subject matter, we first lie to ourselves and secondly, God. And God hates liars for they belong to the Father of Lies - the Devil. God doesn't need us to exercise super judgment skills or critical thinking in solving complex problems. He just wants us to be true to Him, so that He might work through us. If we have complaints against Him, by all means shout that to Him rather than conforming outwardly but still harboring an evil. Confess our true feelings to God or we will bring sufferings to our own selves. May God have us and all our emotions that are within us. And in all things, trust in Him for He has a great plan for those who love Him. For those who have not known Him, He is not far away, but there just might be a small distinct voice in your inner being which calls you to draw closer to Him. If you hear it, do not resist it. Rather, embrace it and you will know it is God speaking to you.