As adults we make decisions every day. We make them so often that it is not uncommon to do so without even thinking about it, we just do it. If you think about the process a little, it is easy to see that our way of making decisions is pretty scary.
Recently I read the scripture in Jeremiah 17:9 that says, “The heart is deceitful above all things and desperately wicked, who can know it?” It brought to my attention (in the most real kind of way) how unqualified I am to make minor decisions on my own, not to mention major decisions. I desperately need God’s help, and so do you.
It does not matter the decision—what to eat, whether or not to pursue a dream, how to spend your money, or who to date or marry. You are not qualified to make decisions on your own. You need God’s help. Do not be wise in your own eyes. (Proverbs 3:7) Remember, the Bible says “trust in the Lord with all your heart,” not “trust in yourself” with all your heart. (Proverbs 3:5)
Our God, the God of Abraham, Isaac and Jacob, is all-knowing, all-seeing and he never fails. We on the other hand are not so perfect. There are ways that seem right to us, but in the end they lead to destruction. (Proverbs 14:12) From now on, invite Father God to your decision-making table. Let him help you with them all, those major and minor. In the end, you’ll be glad you did.
My child, pay attention to what I say. Listen carefully to my words. Don’t lose sight of them. Let them penetrate deep into your heart, for they bring life to those who find them, and healing to their whole body. Guard your heart above all else, for it determines the course of your life. (Proverbs 4:20-23)
Behold, I stand at the door and knock. If anyone hears my voice and opens the door, I will come in to him and eat with him, and he with me. (Revelations 3:20)