"I Have Decided"
There is no more miserable human being than one in whom nothing is habitual but indecision.
Some have no trouble deciding. Their minds are made up quickly based upon:
- What is convenient, rather than conviction
- Emotions, rather than principles of truth
- Peer pressure - what others “want” them to do
- No consideration of the past
- Insufficient evidence
Our decisions could be improved if we would:
- Ask God for direction by prayer (James 1:5).
- Not rush - exercise patience (Galatians 5:22-23)
- Search the scriptures - God’s way (Proverbs 14:12; Isaiah 55:8-9; 2 Timothy 3:16-17).
- Have the right attitude - wanting to do what is right (1 Chronicles 28:9; Psalm 51:10).
- Be willing to change (Psalm 139:23-24).
- Get all the facts (John 8:32).
- Consider the decisions of others - Moses (Hebrews 11:26-27), Joshua (Joshua 24:15), Daniel (Daniel 1:8)
Good decisions can put an end to:
- Doubt (Numbers 14:6-10; 2 Timothy 1:12)
- Wavering (1 Kings 18;21; Ephesians 4:14)
- Indifference (Revelation 3:15-16)
- Worry (Matthew 6:33)
- Procrastination (Acts 24:25)
The most important decision to make is following Jesus.
Have you decided to follow Jesus?