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Lt Col Charlie Brown
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Good morning Col Burroughs and Posse. I am contemplating this one because of a call I just received. Someone is now gone who should still be here because he refused to ask for help. For him, the hard choice was between dealing with his issues in a way that kept others from knowing or reaching out for help and having others know. He chose the first one and now he is done making choices.
Please, if you need help, make the hard choice and reach out. Keep trying until you get what you need. It's so important not to fold your cards early! His parents, sibling, friends will all have to deal with the results of his choice.




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LTC Ken Connolly
LTC Ken Connolly
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Appears folks maybe getting a bit critical here.
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1LT Peter Duston
1LT Peter Duston
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These posts are getting far too religious for me. I support any ones right to post their religious view BUT keep it self-focused, please. I am getting tired of being preached to. I have my personal faith and do not suggest any religious view to others on RP. Are there not rules or understood guidelines?
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LTC Stephen F.
LTC Stephen F.
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I expect you have been through many challenging times which may have hardened you on the outside. No doubt the LORD has softened your heart/soul since your salvation. Hard times test our mettle and bring our character to the forefront. ‘we rejoice in our sufferings, knowing that suffering produces endurance, and endurance produces character, and character produces hope, and hope does not put us to shame, because God’s love has been poured into our hearts through the Holy Spirit who has been given to us.’ [Romans 5:3b-5 ESV] my sister-in-Christ Lt Col Charlie Brown.

I pray for insight and discernment for each of us dear LORD. Help us to lean on YOU as we lead and guide others. I pray that YOU enable us to remember WHO YOU are and how and what YOU have brought us through. By YOUR grace YOU prepare us for what we will face through challenges of body, mind & soul; exhortations, and admonitions in YOUR Word. ‘Even though I walk through the valley of the shadow of death, I will fear no evil, for you are with me; your rod and your staff, they comfort me. You prepare a table before me in the presence of my enemies; you anoint my head with oil; my cup overflows.’ [Psalm 23:4-5 ESV]
LORD I thank YOU for YOUR steadfast love for each of us. YOU are the perfect Father. YOU are sanctifying the soul of each of us into a perfect reflection of YOU. YOU discipline each of us for our own sake and sometimes for the sake of others. ‘And have you forgotten the exhortation that addresses you as sons? “My son, do not regard lightly the discipline of the Lord, nor be weary when reproved by him. For the Lord disciplines the one he loves, and chastises every son whom he receives.” [Hebrews 12:5-6 ESV]
I pray for sufficient endurance and a strengthening of the character if each one of us who is going through harder times than we have previously experienced – including widows, widowers, divorces, and others whose hopes, dreams, and love has been upended. I pray that YOU enable us each to grieve to completion. I pray for an increase of the fruit patience, compassion, goodness and self-control for each of us. Help us to know who and what we should pray for dear LORD. ‘Likewise the Spirit helps us in our weakness. For we do not know what to pray for as we ought, but the Spirit himself intercedes for us with groanings too deep for words. And he who searches hearts knows what is the mind of the Spirit, because the Spirit intercedes for the saints according to the will of God.’ [Romans 8:26-27 ESV]
I pray that each of is blessed with understanding and application of YOUR WORD: ‘And we know that for those who love God all things work together for good, for those who are called according to his purpose. For those whom he foreknew he also predestined to be conformed to the image of his Son, in order that he might be the firstborn among many brothers. And those whom he predestined he also called, and those whom he called he also justified, and those whom he justified he also glorified.’ [Romans 8:28-30 ESV
I pray that you and your family members sleep well Tuesday night and will awake refreshed and healthy on Wednesday morning.
By the power and authority of the Name above all names, Jesus the Christ.
FYI COL Mikel J. Burroughs PO3 Charles Streich SPC Michael Terrell
Hard Times - Tommy Fleming
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PO1 H Gene Lawrence
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The first thing I thought of was my hard choice to get up or stay in bed. I have a quick appt and will return.

I’m back! I definitely had some hard choices that I had pop up on me today. I. Sure that happens often for everyone.. many of us think that we can do it all, but that is not always a successful outcome. There are going to be many times when we are faced with extremely hard choices, so what to do. For me, I go to where I know that I will find a reasonable and God pleasing way. I go to the Bible and I engage our Creator God in prayer, asking for guidance and then try to listen. I’m sure some of my friends on RP do the same. I hope everyone here has success in their decision making and if not please consider doing what I do. Have a blessed day and always.


Taken from https://www.gotquestions.org/decision-making-Bible.html


What are the biblical principles for solid decision-making?

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Question: "What are the biblical principles for solid decision-making?"

Answer: Solid decision-making begins by discerning the will of God. God delights in revealing His will to those who are eager to follow His precepts (Psalm 33:18; Psalm 35:27; Psalm 147:11). Our attitude towards decision-making should be that of Jesus Himself who affirmed, “Not My will, but Yours be done” (Luke 22:42; Matthew 6:10).

God reveals His will to us primarily in two ways. First, through His Spirit: “When the Spirit of truth comes, he will guide you into all the truth, for he will not speak on his own authority, but whatever he hears he will speak, and he will declare to you the things that are to come” (John 16:13; see also 1 John 2:20, 27). And, second, God reveals His will through His Word: “Your word is a lamp to my feet and a light to my path” (Psalm 119:105; see also Psalm 19:7-9; 2 Peter 1:19).

The process of decision-making includes making a judgment about an attitude or action. Decisions are an act of the will, and they are always influenced by the mind, the emotions, or both. The decisions we make actually reflect the desires of our heart (Psalm 119:30). Therefore, a key question before making a decision is “do I choose to please myself, or do I choose to please the Lord?” Joshua set the standard: “If serving the Lord seems undesirable to you, then choose for yourselves this day whom you will serve… But as for me and my household, we will serve the Lord” (Joshua 24:15; cf. Romans 12:2).

God sees the whole picture—the past, present, and future of our lives. He teaches and counsels us as He reveals Himself to us through His Word and Spirit. God has made this promise to us: “I will instruct you and teach you in the way you should go; I will counsel you with My eye upon you” (Psalm 32:8; cf. Psalm 25:12). There will be times when God’s will may seem undesirable or unpleasant, when our heart follows our own desires instead of trusting God. But we will eventually learn that God’s will is always for our benefit (Psalm 119:67; Hebrews 12:10-11).

Again, the chief key to solid decision-making is knowing God’s will and not following the desires of our own hearts: “There is a way that seems right to a man, but its end is the way to death” (Proverbs 14:12; cf. Proverbs 12:15; Proverbs 21:2). As we put our trust in God, rather than ourselves, we soon discover what decisions are pleasing to Him.

First, God blesses those decisions that He initiates and that line up with His Word: “I have taught you the way of wisdom; I have led you in the paths of uprightness” (Proverbs 4:11; see also Psalm 119:33). Second, God blesses decisions that accomplish His purpose and depend on His strength: “It is God who works in you to will and to act according to His good purpose” (Philippians 2:13; see also Philippians 4:13).

Additionally, God blesses those decisions that result in His glory: “Whether you eat or drink or whatever you do, do it all for the glory of God” (1 Corinthians 10:31). He blesses decisions that reflect His character, that promote justice, kindness and humility: “He has showed you, O man, what is good. And what does the Lord require of you? To act justly and to love mercy and to walk humbly with your God” (Micah 6:8; see also 1 Corinthians 10:31; 1 Timothy 4:12). And He blesses those decisions that come from faith: “Without faith it is impossible to please God, because anyone who comes to Him must believe that He exists and that He rewards those who earnestly seek Him” (Hebrews 11:6).

We must not forget God’s promise to give His children wisdom when they ask: “If any of you lacks wisdom, he should ask God, who gives generously to all without finding fault, and it will be given to him” (James 1:5; cf. 1 Thessalonians 5:17). And when we pray for wisdom, we must trust God to answer our prayer: “When he asks, he must believe and not doubt, because he who doubts is like a wave of the sea, blown and tossed by the wind. That man should not think he will receive anything from the Lord (James 1:6-7). Patience is important, too, as we wait for God’s timing: “After waiting patiently, Abraham received what was promised” (Hebrews 6:15).

Decision-making is more difficult when it involves a painful choice. Sometimes, the right course of action will also hurt us in some way. This is where we need grace the most. Are we really willing to suffer for the glory of Christ? “Since therefore Christ suffered in the flesh, arm yourselves with the same way of thinking, for whoever has suffered in the flesh has ceased from sin, so as to live for the rest of the time in the flesh no longer for human passions but for the will of God” (1 Peter 4:1-2).

Making a decision today? Look to God’s Word for direction. Take comfort in the peace which only He can provide (Philippians 4:7). Ask for wisdom, trust His promises, and He will guide your path: “Trust in the LORD with all your heart, and do not lean on your own understanding. In all your ways acknowledge Him, and He will make straight your paths” (Proverbs 3:5-6; see also Isaiah 58:11; John 8:12).
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SSG Shawn Mcfadden
SSG Shawn Mcfadden
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PO1 H Gene Lawrence - Thanks. Means a lot.
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SSG Shawn Mcfadden
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SPC Michael Terrell - I think so as well. Thanks.
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PO1 H Gene Lawrence
PO1 H Gene Lawrence
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SSG Shawn Mcfadden - you’re very welcome.
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PO1 H Gene Lawrence
PO1 H Gene Lawrence
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SSG Shawn Mcfadden - you’re most welcome.
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Good morning Sir. Life is full of hard decisions. Think out your decision clearly and base it on past experience. Have a great day.
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PO1 H Gene Lawrence Good Afternoon Brother Gene.
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LTC Stephen F.
LTC Stephen F.
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I expect you have been through many challenging times which may have hardened you on the outside. No doubt the LORD has softened your heart/soul since your salvation. Hard times test our mettle and bring our character to the forefront. ‘we rejoice in our sufferings, knowing that suffering produces endurance, and endurance produces character, and character produces hope, and hope does not put us to shame, because God’s love has been poured into our hearts through the Holy Spirit who has been given to us.’ [Romans 5:3b-5 ESV] my brother-in-Christ PO2 (Join to see).

I pray for insight and discernment for each of us dear LORD. Help us to lean on YOU as we lead and guide others. I pray that YOU enable us to remember WHO YOU are and how and what YOU have brought us through. By YOUR grace YOU prepare us for what we will face through challenges of body, mind & soul; exhortations, and admonitions in YOUR Word. ‘Even though I walk through the valley of the shadow of death, I will fear no evil, for you are with me; your rod and your staff, they comfort me. You prepare a table before me in the presence of my enemies; you anoint my head with oil; my cup overflows.’ [Psalm 23:4-5 ESV]
LORD I thank YOU for YOUR steadfast love for each of us. YOU are the perfect Father. YOU are sanctifying the soul of each of us into a perfect reflection of YOU. YOU discipline each of us for our own sake and sometimes for the sake of others. ‘And have you forgotten the exhortation that addresses you as sons? “My son, do not regard lightly the discipline of the Lord, nor be weary when reproved by him. For the Lord disciplines the one he loves, and chastises every son whom he receives.” [Hebrews 12:5-6 ESV]
I pray for sufficient endurance and a strengthening of the character if each one of us who is going through harder times than we have previously experienced – including widows, widowers, divorces, and others whose hopes, dreams, and love has been upended. I pray that YOU enable us each to grieve to completion. I pray for an increase of the fruit patience, compassion, goodness and self-control for each of us. Help us to know who and what we should pray for dear LORD. ‘Likewise the Spirit helps us in our weakness. For we do not know what to pray for as we ought, but the Spirit himself intercedes for us with groanings too deep for words. And he who searches hearts knows what is the mind of the Spirit, because the Spirit intercedes for the saints according to the will of God.’ [Romans 8:26-27 ESV]
I pray that each of is blessed with understanding and application of YOUR WORD: ‘And we know that for those who love God all things work together for good, for those who are called according to his purpose. For those whom he foreknew he also predestined to be conformed to the image of his Son, in order that he might be the firstborn among many brothers. And those whom he predestined he also called, and those whom he called he also justified, and those whom he justified he also glorified.’ [Romans 8:28-30 ESV
I pray that you and your family members sleep well Tuesday night and will awake refreshed and healthy on Wednesday morning.
By the power and authority of the Name above all names, Jesus the Christ.
FYI COL Mikel J. Burroughs PO3 Charles Streich SPC Michael Terrell
Hard Times - Tommy Fleming
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=s5T0vy0-Oak
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LTC Stephen F. Amen. Have a great day Sir.
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SFC David Reid, M.S, PHR, SHRM-CP, DTM
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We will always have challenges in our lifes. However, whats important is how and what we do in dealing with those!
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