Have you ever been overwhelmed with the different decisions you have to make? Which you want to go with and which you are not sure if you should do because you don’t know the end results? Yes, life is filled with choices we have to make and it’s never ending! When you think you’ve made a choice, another steps in. The choices you make determine the outcomes.
Why make choices if you ask? Choices are important so we don’t have regrets. Going back to creation, God told Adam and Eve not to eat from the tree of the knowledge of good and evil. Why was there an alternative? Because anything that doesn’t have an option is not from God. We must have at least two choices. God will never force anything on us because that violates man’s free will.
We all have made wrong choices at different points in our lives and it is unavoidable. We need to learn from our failures. You can not grow if you have not had experiences that made you fall. It is through those experiences we are able to learn what to do and what not to do in order to become better. The goal is to move forward daily, not backward.
It is easy to think that if we make good choices about our career, marriage, education, income, family, etc., we should be able to do just fine.
But what about the other choices – the thousands of almost unnoticed choices that all of us make (or do not make), day in and day out? Choices like: whether you smoke or gossip, what you spend most of your time doing, what books you read, how to save money, should you end a relationship with someone, should you get that job and so on.
How important are those “little” choices? They are exceptionally important. It may be the big choices in life that set the direction for where we’re going, but it is the little choices that get us there.
Everyday we are faced with decisions that affects others and ourselves. Often though what feels like the easy decision is not the wisest decision. God’s wisdom leads us to live the best possible life and He has promised to give us his wisdom when we look for it. Everyone makes bad decisions at times but when we do, it’s important that we don`t run away and hide from it. Every experience you have, whether you characterize it as “good” or “bad,” is exactly the experience you need to have at that moment. Some choices may lead to more painful lessons than others, but living life in fear of living life is no way to live. So in our day-to-day moments we must constantly look to God. He gives us his wisdom for a purpose, so that we may live the life he intended us to live. The decisions we make define the person we become. Also the friends we surround ourselves with determine who we become. They either support us in making good decisions or lead us down a path of bad choices. Choose to surround yourself with friends who make wise choices
The key to making good decisions is praying for God’s wisdom, looking at the pros and cons before deciding, get facts about that decision (logic and reason), following your heart or intuition, and acting on it with faith, believing it will work out for good despite the challenges that come. Remember challenges will always come, whether it’s a good or bad choice, so stick to it and make the best use of every experience.
Although you can never be sure of all the future outcomes of a big decision, nor should you try to be, one thing is certain, nothing is worse than remaining in a state of indecision. Choose faith over fear, trust over worry and victory over failure.