The journey of any decision making may be a difficult and long one. By trusting in God’s plans for our lives, we experience peace in the storms of life. Any decision that draws us closer in our relationship with God assures us a success (ref,Jeremiah 29*11-13). When we surrender our will (pride and selfish motives) to God’s will, He gives us the desires of our heart (ref,Psalm 27*3-5).
When we exclude God from our decision making, we intentionally ignore God’s instructions. “I will bless those who have humble and contrite hearts, who tremble at my word. But those who choose their own ways, delighting in their sins, are cursed . . . I will send great troubles against them—all the things they feared . . . When I spoke, they did not listen. They deliberately sinned—before my very eyes—and chose to do what they know I despise”(ref,Isaiah 66*2-4). Our pride and selfishness suggests, “I’ll take this course of action. If God doesn’t stop me, it must be okay.” Instead, God’s direction and wisdom must be sought before we make any decision.
• Your Mind – Results in impetuous choices (ref,1 Corinthians 3*18-19).
• Peer Pressure – Produces confusion and failure (ref,Jeremiah 7*24).
• God’s Mind – Gives supernatural wisdom to you. (ref,Proverbs 2*3-8).
A Humbling Experience
One of the most difficult factors in decision making is humbling oneself, admitting that you don’t know it all or that you’ve failed.
We all make costly mistakes, decisions that we wish we never made. Moses ignored God’s instructions (ref,Numbers 20*8-12), Samson surrendered his strength (ref,Judges 16*17-21), and Peter repeatedly denied knowing Jesus Christ (ref,John 18*25-27). Each of these mighty men humbled themselves by asking for God’s forgiveness. “If we confess our sins, he is faithful and just and will forgive us our sins and purify us from all unrighteousness” (ref1 John 1*9).
Here are just a few of the things God says about you in the Bible:
>I love those who love me, and those who seek me find me. (ref,Proverbs 8*17)
>Delight yourself in the LORD and he will give you the desires of your heart. Commit your way to the LORD; trust in him and he will do this.(ref,Psalm 37*4-5)
>He heals the brokenhearted and binds up their wounds. (ref,Psalm 147*3)
>Cast all your anxiety on him because He cares for you.(ref,1 Peter 5:7)
>The LORD is close to the brokenhearted and saves those who are crushed in spirit.(ref,Psalm 34*18)
It’s important to believe God because He has only one motive: love. His love is unconditional, honest, and everlasting. You will never be able to comprehend how much God loves you. and blessed you are with the riches of Heaven,
Maybe you feel insignificant because you don’t measure up to the world’s standards. But don’t believe the world. Believe God.
He made you the way you are for a reason. You’re unique. Not another of the 6 billion people on this planet has your fingerprints or DNA. There’s only one you because God wanted it that way.
So often we’re influenced by people who want to sell us things. They flatter us or make us feel inadequate so we’ll buy their product or service. But God’s not selling a thing. Scripture says He knew you before you were formed in your mother’s womb. God cares about you so much that He even knows how many hairs you have on your head. Nothing in your life escapes His notice, no matter how trivial it may seem. By the way He is your Father, He loves you more than limited thoughts of others. He made you to be success.
BELIEVE HIM ONLY, NOT WHAT OTHERS THINK…..
The one who went down is the same one who went up above all the heavens so that all all the things would be fulfilled. “everyone should stay in the same condition in which He was called.”(ref, 1Col 7*20). The only thing that matters is that you continue to live as good citizens in a manner worthy of the gospel of the Messiah .
Then whether He comes to see you Or whether He stays away.. That He may hear good about you. Demonstrating all expressions of humility, accepting one another in love. My brothers and sisters I ask/ urge you, to admonish those who are idle, cheer up those who are discouraged, and help those who are weak. Be patient with .”Now that you have obeyed the truth and have purified your souls to love your brothers sincerely, you must love one another intensely and with a pure heart.(ref, 1Pet 1*22).