Decisions, Decisions…

By | June 28, 2016

decisionsHow do you make decisions? Your decisions map out your path in life most times. The decisions that we make help determine our destiny.

I can look back over my life and see how my decisions have impacted where I am today. Some of my decision choices were good and some not so much. The course of my life has been changed by my decisions.

Again, I ask, how do you make decisions? Do you make decisions based on the emotion of the moment? Do you think through and come up with your own solution? Does God and prayer have a place in your decision making?

As Christians, God wants us to seek His wisdom before making decisions. Proverbs 2:6 says, “For the LORD gives wisdom; From His mouth come knowledge and understanding.” God wants us to come to Him for wisdom. James 1:5 reiterates this truth, “But if any of you lacks wisdom, let him ask of God, who gives to all generously and without reproach, and it will be given to him.”

I’ve found over my lifetime, that most decisions that are truly important are not as urgent as we make them out to be. Making decisions urgently based on emotion will almost always get you into trouble. When we take time to seek the Lord our decisions become aligned with his plan. You can’t go wrong when you are working His plan.

I encourage you, be diligent to seek the Lord before making life changing decisions (and even those not so life changing). When you seek His wisdom, He promises to give it to you. Take your emotions out of the equation and let the Lord give you His wisdom. With God leading you in your decision making, you will be far along the way of accomplishing God’s great and wonderful plan for your life!

What do you think? Share your thoughts in the comments.

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  • NOLA Cindy

    This was a great reminder for me. It is truly so hard to not react on emotions. I am definitely one that can agree if I would have only not tried to do things in my strength and listened to what God was telling me so many things would probably be different. I am going to memorize those scriptures and work harder on being patient and remember God’s timing and wisdom not mine! Your blogs are always so helpful to me. Keep them coming.

    • Jim Caldwell

      Great thoughts Cindy! Good to hear from you.