Every day we make many choices in the day whether we realize it or not Some are quick decisions, such as what to wear or what to eat. Other times we have greater choices to make, for example: deciding on a job offer, buying a car, enrolling at a college, and many more. Making life changing choices is not going to be an easy task, whether you are a Christian or not. God’s Word offers great advice on making good choices. Although they won’t be a direct answer to your specific situation all the time, it is important to seek God when making important choices in life.
I think many of us have been at a point in our life when we have to choose between two roads. This could be a job, college, car, or home. Sometimes there are more than two options. One verse to turn to is Proverbs 3:5-6, “Trust in the Lord with all your heart, and do not lean on your own understanding. In all your ways acknowledge him, and he will make straight your paths.”. Often we tell ourselves we know exactly what is best for ourselves, but we must remember that God has a unique plan for each of our lives. Sometimes what we think the best path, it turns out to be the exact opposite of where God wants to take you. This is why we must seek God continually as said in 1 Chronicles 16:11, “Seek the Lord and his strength; seek his presence continually!”.
In life, we will face trials and have to make choices while dealing with trials. While going through a trial you might ask, why did God let this happen to me? You might be sick with a new condition, or lost a job, or have a major car repair. Whatever it may be we must remember Isaiah 54:17, “No weapon that is fashioned against you shall succeed, and you shall confute every tongue that rises against you in judgment. This is the heritage of the servants of the Lord and their vindication from me, declares the Lord.”. God never promised the weapons wouldn’t form, he just promised that they would not prosper. In any situation, you must cast your care to the Lord and continue to seek him with guiding you. Psalm 55:22 says, “Cast your burden on the Lord, and he will sustain you; he will never permit the righteous to be moved.”.
When you become born again by accepting Christ into your heart as your savior you must remember to make decisions by the spirit and not flesh. Making decisions of our flesh will often lead to sin, Galatians 5:16-17 says, “So I say, walk by the Spirit, and you will not gratify the desires of the flesh. 17 For the flesh desires what is contrary to the Spirit, and the Spirit what is contrary to the flesh. They are in conflict with each other so that you are not to do whatever you want.”. By being born again is the only way to see the Kingdom of God, as mentioned in John 3:3, “Jesus answered him, “Truly, truly, I say to you, unless one is born again he cannot see the kingdom of God.”. If you read further you will see flesh and spirit differentiated by Jesus in verse six, “That which is born of the flesh is flesh, and that which is born of the Spirit is spirit.”. By being born again all the old in your life passes away, while it becomes a new beginning for you in your walk with Christ. 2 Corinthians 5:17 says, “If any man be in Christ, he is a new creature: old things are passed away; behold, all things become new.”. If you are born again, I encourage you to make sure you seek God in the decisions you make, so you can avoid making decisions based on your flesh rather than of your spirit.
There is so much more you can study in the Word of God when making decisions, Psalm 119:105 says, “Your word is a lamp for my feet, a light on my path.”. As always remember the Lord is with you in all your go through and all the choices you make in life. One of my favorite verses that others share with me also is Philippians 4:13, “I can do all things through him who strengthens me.”. So seek God in all you do and remember he is always with you and has plans to prosper you!