I face a choice as intimidating as standing amongst a pack of wolves. And this choice holds multitudes of subsequent decisions. Do I confess my manipulation to the one I wronged—or—do I cover my tracks and portray an image of innocence? Do I acknowledge the impending pain if I act upon my fleshly desires—or—do I disregard the potential as inconsequential? Do I acknowledge the desires of my flesh—or—do I take every thought captive in You? Are those two mutually exclusive—or—can they be attended to simultaneously and necessarily? Do I disclose the truth even though it will invoke pain and complications—or—do I omit certain portions of the truth to protect my Pride and reduce drama in the life of the other? How can I ignore that I am called to grace and truth by the One who never ceases to grant me grace and truth in all my mistakes—or—can I be so selfish that I neglect the grace given me? Can I ignore these thoughts—or—have I already decided on the path I will take out of these woods? This choice may lead me away from the pack—or—directly into it. But I know who I am and what I am called to do, so I will forge ahead through the valley of the Shadow.

“Trust in the LORD with all your heart;

do not depend on your own understanding.

Seek his will in all you do,

and he will show you which path to take.” ~Proverbs 3:5-6


via Daily Prompt: Or


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