How many of us have made decisions we later regretted? Experiences are supposed to teach us what to do and not to do, but many find themselves making the same mistakes over and over again simply because they failed to think of the consequences associated with the decision in the first place. Every day we make countless decisions about things that go on in our life. From what to wear, what to eat, where to live, what school our children should attend, to what time to leave the house before heavy traffic meets us, what errands to run when we leave work, and so on and so forth. We feel we “we are grown” and can make our own decisions. And while that may be true, have you ever stopped to think, whose decision really is it anyway?
Who should be involved in the decision-making process?
If we have a family (i.e., children or a spouse), some of the decisions should involve those we love. I mean if we made all the decisions without consulting them, then we would really be telling them their opinions don’t matter and it’s all about us and our happiness. I don’t think we’d have a spouse too long with that attitude and our children may not care to be around us. Your family will always support the decisions you make, great or small, but only when you’ve asked their input and made them feel as if what they say matters. Even if in the end, you decide to go contrary to their suggestions, at least you asked their opinion.
But let me go a step further. Many can say they were created based on Darwin’s Theory of Biological Evolution, but I’m sorry, this blog won’t attempt to justify that by any means, nor is that the reason for this post. This is my point: God, in His infinite wisdom, chose to create not only us but this world based on ONE decision. See, when we have clarity of purpose, we can make clear decisions. His decision was to create a space that we, as His own, could occupy. And in doing so, we could be free to carry our His purpose in the way He uniquely designed us to on the earth. In a span of six days, He created the heavens and the earth (Genesis 1:1-31, 2:1-2).
During those six days, this is what He created…
- Light (so there was light and darkness)
- Sky and water (waters separated)
- Land and seas (waters gathered); vegetation
- Sun, moon, and stars (to govern the day and the night and to mark seasons, days, and years)
- Fish and birds (to fill the waters and the sky)
- Animals (to fill the earth); Man and woman (to care for the earth and to commune with God)
Then on the seventh day, when He saw that all that He created was good, He rested.
Why am I saying all of this? Since God is the creator of all things, including you and me, and He can strategically create the wonders of this world, how much more would God direct and guide us in the execution of our destiny when we turn to Him for all of our decision-making?
God wants to be included in our affairs. He cares about us and what’s best for us. With Him, you’re never alone to your own devices. As a matter of fact, in 1 Corinthians 10:13, it says,
There hath no temptation taken you but such as is common to man: but God is faithful, who will not suffer you to be tempted above that ye are able; but will with the temptation also make a way to escape, that ye may be able to bear it.
So the next time you get ready to make any decision, big or small, seek the one who knows the outcome of it before you do! And then rest in Him. He is our Lord and Savior, Jesus Christ! He is the greatest advocate for your life.
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