Facing a decision? A little one? A big one? Somewhere in between little and big? Not sure what to do? The world teaches us we should make decisions based on self. On what is comfortable, what will make us happy, what pleases us, what is easy, what is fun and pleasurable, looks good, feels good, and tastes good, what will bring us worldly success, what will get us praise from others, what will make us feel good about ourselves, what will bring us good money, what will make fulfill the lusts of our flesh, etc. And the world teaches us to make decisions in response to our emotions with the ultimate goal of personal happiness and success.
Facing a decision? God didn’t create us to live for self according to the world’s ways. He created us to live for Him according to His ways. That said, we are to deny self, take up our little crosses, and follow the Lord. We are no longer to live for self but to live for Him. Our decisions should be based on God and the Bible not on self and the world.
Facing a decision? Cry out to God! Pray! Seek God! Read the Bible! Keep crying out to God! Keep seeking Him! Keep reading the Bible! Seek counsel from His followers who are strongly grounded in the Bible if/as/when He leads you. Most of all, spend time in His presence and trust He will answer your cries and make known His will to you.
Seek Him, hear Him, and obey Him!
Facing a decision? Let God decide. And humbly, lovingly, devotedly obey the Lord as you follow Him forth!
“Then He said to them all, “If anyone desires to come after Me, let him deny himself, and take up his cross daily, and follow Me.” Luke 9:23 NKJV
“and He died for all, that those who live should live no longer for themselves, but for Him who died for them and rose again.” 2 Corinthians 5:15 NKJV
“If any of you lacks wisdom, let him ask of God, who gives to all liberally and without reproach, and it will be given to him. But let him ask in faith, with no doubting, for he who doubts is like a wave of the sea driven and tossed by the wind. For let not that man suppose that he will receive anything from the Lord; he is a double-minded man, unstable in all his ways.” James 1:5-8 NKJV