Decisions

Have you ever been faced with a decision?  Of course, we all have.  There are times when those decisions are like a fork in the road.  What to do?  God shows how to make these decisions. 

Trust in the LORD with all thine heart; and lean not unto thine own understanding.  In all thy ways acknowledge him, and he shall direct thy paths.  Proverbs 3:5-6

I have come to the conclusion that the decision has already been made by God.  We need to be willing to follow His lead.  Our problem is that we are full of ourselves.  We are afraid, or we feel incompetent, or we just want something else.  It is a pride issue.  Any time we get in the way of God it is really pride.  We are saying to God, “I know better.”  Pride gets in the way of trust.

I only have my life to look at and see how I have made decisions.  Some decisions have been based on trust. Some have also been based on pride.  The decisions based on trust have victories, while the ones based on pride have regrets.  I have determined that life is to short for more regrets. 

I am not saying that when we trust God it will be easy.  There will be obstacles.  However, when we face those obstacles we already trusted God about the decision.  Consider Paul.  He allowed God to direct him.  His path lead to being shipwrecked, beaten, imprisoned, and beheaded.  His path also lead him to starting many churches, he saw many saved, he was a hero for Timothy, and he wrote much of the New Testament.  Did he make a bad choice by following God?

I know we want things to be smooth.  It is only natural to wish for ease.  It is also natural to trust ourselves.  If Paul is an example of making the decision to follow God then Lot would be the example for making a prideful decision.  Lot used his eyes to make up his mind.  Because of his poor decision making he suffered the consequences.  The worse consequence of all is that he could not turn back time and make the decision over.

When we are at a fork in the road of life we don’t need to over complicate the matter.  We are told to simply trust and He will direct us.

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