The decisions we make often chart the course for the rest of our lives.
Most of us at one time or another have found ourselves wondering what God would have us do.
As the children of God our decision making process should involve seeking Spiritual guidance. I have come to realise that it’s the best ingredient to attain prolific outcomes.
When we are born again the Holy Spirit enters in, along with the benefit of His Spiritual guidance. This means that every minute of every day He is available to help in our decision making process.
Satan’s purpose is to take as many to hell as possible and to bring unhappiness and harm to all the rest. However, it doesn’t have to be that way. We must learn to pray, ask, and seek God’s will; then to listen for the prompting and guidance of the Holy Spirit.
God’s Children are not ignorant of the wiles of the devil. We know that he will always do his best to interfere with our decisions, but the indwelling Holy Spirit who guides and directs our lives is much more powerful than Satan (1 John 4:4).
I have learned that when the Spirit is of God it will have a ring of truth, and you will have peace within. This must have confirmation, which may come through another Christian, something you read, or a providential occurrence, something that could only have come from God.
It takes time to develop these decision-making skills, and the decision making process takes time, so if possible, do not allow yourself to be pushed into hasty decisions.
Nevertheless, there are decisions one may be forced to make in a timely manner. If you find yourself in such a situation, use such time as you have to pray and listen for the inner prompting of the Holy Spirit, then make your decision! It will be the best decision you could make under those circumstances.
Even at our best, we sometimes seem to miss His directions, but that is not the end. The wonderful truth is that with God it is always just the beginning! If you have sought His will and direction, and still make what appears to be a wrong decision, He will not allow it to wreck or ruin your life.
Looking back, I now realize that decisions I had at one time thought were mistakes may not have been after all. At any rate, God knew I was sincere and eventually nudged me back onto His chosen path. He always brings us through.
“And we know that in all things God works for the good of those who love him, who have been called according to his purpose” (Romans 8:28).
Hold onto your faith, keep believing and praying; look for confirmation, and especially the inner peace from the Holy Spirit, and you will soon have great decision making skills.