Ever caught yourself looking out a window daydreaming? Or maybe sitting beside a beautiful or solemn area contemplating life? Today I saw a young man looking out the window of his business waiting for his next client and I ask him, "Daydreaming?" His reply was simple, "No, just looking at the day and wishing I was out there."
I often feel that very same way when I entertain making decisions...I wish I were on the other side of the window enjoying the correctness of good choices. You see, I get stuck while contemplating right decisions in my life. Too many variables to consider. I often find myself praying, "Lord, if you would just send me a letter and give me the answer to this particular issue, I will carry it out gladly!"
It just isn't that simple, is it? God expects us to pray and wait....wait and pray...and then one day the answer will surface. Or maybe it's already been given and I haven't been paying attention? But I think an integral part when dealing with a decision is prayer. Just meditate on the Word of God and keep requesting a direction. The answer might come from a person or mode of communication you never expected, but I don't believe God wants to hide an abundant life from us. He wants us to live in joy, peace, love, contentment and self-control while implementing a sharp God-given intellect. And if that is His plan for His children, wouldn't He be about the business of giving us the instructions of how to carry it out? Wouldn't you do the same for your children? Don't you desire your kids to live in joy, peace, love, contentment, self-control and initiate that God-given intellect that offers them skills to live an abundant life?
Decisions...how do you go about handling them? Is God a part of seeking the answer? Making choices with His guidance through prayer will reap better benefits than the advice of friends, social media or the current mode of worldly correctness. Why consult God? Because our Lord is the same yesterday, today and tomorrow. He never changes. He is our strong tower.
God, there are so many decisions in our lives. Please guide us so we will not be led astray by Satan and his enticing methods of self-knowledge. May we as believers strive to find the right path that leads to blessings. In Jesus' name, Amen.
Judith "Cookie" White is the founder of The Sounding Board Ministry. She is the author of two devotional books which are available on this site.