God provides wisdom when we’re making decisions


Everyday decisions are incredibly important.

You have made many of them this week. It is a fact that the decisions we make today determine the stories we tell tomorrow. In other words, we make our decisions, then our decisions make us.

Many people are having a difficult time making decisions because there are more options than ever before. It used to be, we had a few options. Now, the possibilities seem almost endless.

Ice cream once came in three flavors: Vanilla, chocolate and strawberry. Then someone came up with 31 flavors. Now, there are more than 1,000 flavors of ice cream, including avocado and even green tea. With so many options, it is difficult to decide.

Another issue that is making decision-making so difficult is the illusion of perfection on social media. These platforms allow you to see a snapshot into the lives of other people. The snapshot you see online often makes the lives of other people appear to be perfect.

We know how much imperfection exists in our own lives. It is like we are comparing someone else’s highlight reel with our behind-the-scenes footage. When you compare their perfect life with your Facebook fail, it can make you feel terrible.

The illusion of perfection is causing people to be afraid of making an imperfect decision, so instead of making an imperfect decision, they opt instead for making no decision at all.

So how do we grow in our decision-making? How do we get comfortable making big decisions? How do we know what God wants us to do?

Proverbs 16:9 says, “In his heart, a man plans his course, but the Lord determines his steps.” A lot of us want to know, “What does God want me to do?” I am convinced that God is more concerned about who we are than what we do. I also believe he cares about why we do it more than what we do.

When you’re becoming the right who, God will lead you to the right do. When you’re living for the right why, it’s easier to discern the right what. God won’t always show us specifically what to do every time, but he will give us wisdom to decide.

Are you looking for wisdom? Why not go to the source? Over the next couple of weeks, we’ll consider some of the ways God chooses to help us grow in wisdom. This is an area where all of us can improve. Until then…

You may read Steve Greene’s blog at pastorgreene.wordpress.com or you can email him at [email protected].

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