One of the greatest abilities that God has given humanity is the power of choice. Every day a person makes hundreds of choices, both small and large. There are small choices like what clothes we will wear to work, to the bigger decisions like where we are going to actually work. Let’s face it: a look at a person’s life reveals a summary of the choices that they have made. Plain and simple, you and I are the product of choices we have been making our entire lives, both good and bad. I’ve never run into a person who has never made a bad decision in his or her life. Everyone has some particular choice that he or she regrets, wishing it had never be done. So it almost goes without saying that every person on the planet could use a great deal of help when it comes to the decision making process.
Usually when a person has a big decision to make he or she will meditate on it, rolling it over and over in the mind, weighing the positive and negative consequences of the potential outcome. A wise person will usually talk the decision over with various friends and family members to get a good sense of feedback to help with the decision making and a right call. To make better choices those things are absolutely necessary and should not be overlooked. The main step in the process of good-decision making is usually overlooked by the majority of the populace. That step is asking God for help, and for the wisdom to make the best possible choice.
This advice is given to Christians in James 1:5-8. “If any of you lacks wisdom, let him ask of God, who gives to all liberally and without reproach, and it will be given 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 of his ways.”
The message is easy to comprehend, if you want to make better decisions in life, confidently ask God for wisdom. Admit to God that you need help, and then talk to our almighty, heavenly Father about what you need. The word of God says that he will give that wisdom to those who ask for it, but we first have to ask! The road to better decision making in life is paved in prayer to God who wants us to choose a life of service as we live in and for Him. Now that’s a good decision!
BULLETIN DIGEST — Doug Kashorek – Plattsburgh church of Christ, Plattsburgh, NY