Are You Trying To Make An Important Decision?
James 1:5 TM
If you are, here are some suggestions to help you. 1) Don’t ask God to bless your plans, ask Him to show you His – they’re already blessed! And remember, God will never tell you to do anything that doesn’t line up with what He’s already told you in His Word (Isaiah 8:20). 2) Make sure your goal is to glorify God. Sometimes that’s hard to know, for the worst pride often masquerades behind feigned humility. The human body is amazing – just pat a man on the back and his head begins to swell (James 4:6) 3) Use your brain. God’s guidance transcends human reasoning, but it doesn’t exclude it. When God saves you, He doesn’t remove your mind, He renews it. So pray, then put it to work (Romans 12:2). 4) Seasons aren’t meant to be ignored. If it isn’t God’s timing, wait! In the right season, the plan will be clear, the people you need will show up and the funds will be provided (Ecclesiastes 3:1). God has promised it, so trust Him! 5) Seek trustworthy counsel. Beware of those who patronise you for selfish reasons. Listen to those who value what you value and have been where you want to go (Proverbs 27:17). 6) Never act without the facts, but never limit God to them. When knowledge won’t take you another step, faith will carry you through, for that’s what connects you to the power of God. Now listen again: ‘If you don’t know what you’re doing, pray to the Father. He loves to help (James 1:5 TM).
Soul food: Psalms 78