The Greater of Two Goods

By: Brenda Fox

Hebrews 11:1

Now faith is being sure of what we hope for and certain of what we do not see.


After losing my job in March 2012, I was broke, discouraged and burned out. I felt like I needed something different.

A few months later, a good friend presented a business opportunity for me to consider. I would be in business for myself yet working with a team. I was excited and said, “Yes!” I knew it would take some personal growth for me to succeed, but I was up for the challenge. The timing seemed right and from the Lord. I had just started a new position one month prior, which ended up consuming a lot of my energy. I was not able to put much effort into my new and exciting business venture. For the past year however, I’ve been attending training sessions and getting excited about it again.

I was booked to attend another session in Kentucky when I realized it was on the same weekend as our WCIC Challenge Weekend. I was one of two ladies organizing it and would have to be there. I was so disappointed! I had become recharged and excited to get my business going and could see how the Lord would use it to further his kingdom. But I knew I needed to keep my commitment to my WCIC sisters and to the Lord, especially since we’ve been seeing God bless us in new and refreshing ways through our chapter.

So I sold my ticket and am choosing to have faith that the Lord will bless my personal sacrifice of giving up one good thing for another good thing. I believe the Lord will bring “things hoped for” in both the Challenge Weekend and in my personal business. All for his glory!


TAKE THE CHALLENGE: How do you make a decision when choosing between two good things?