And all thy children shall be taught of the Lord; and great shall be the peace of thy children. Isaiah 54:13 KJV

Sunday, November 16, 2014

Being a Grown Up is Hard

I received a free copy of this book in exchange for a review from Blogging for Books. All opinions are my own. 

Why didn't anyone tell us that being a grown up would be so hard? As a kid, we think grown ups have it easy- they get to make their own decisions, they can eat all the cookies they want, and they have money. Boy is that impression wrong! If we eat all the cookies that we want then we suffer physical and clothing difficulties and we only have money long enough to pay all the bills. Making all our own decisions is the hardest part of all! I think it is even harder to make decisions as a Christian adult because we know there are consequences for poor choices and because we don't want to disappoint the Lord.

Thankfully I have found Ask It by Andy Stanley. Stanley always has a great way of combining his life experiences (and experiences of some of those he pastors) with scripture to provide wisdom. Hubby and I co-lead our Sunday School class and our class always enjoys a good Andy Stanley study. I've been sharing this book with them the last couple of weeks. So far we've studied the big question Stanley says all Christians should ask themselves before making any decisions. Today we covered the 3 lenses through which we should consider the question.

I don't want to take away the intrigue by telling you the question so you'll have to read the book to find it. I will say Stanley's question seems simple at first but it is a big question especially when studied a bit deeper. He does a great job of backing up his question with scripture. This is a great book for adults who are feeling overwhelmed by making decisions. There seems to be no end to the calls we have to make as we make large purchases, raise children, choose jobs, etc. Seeking God's direction and wisdom in those times is always the key to a peaceful life.

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