|I will instruct you and teach you in the way you should go; I will counsel you and watch over you. Do not be like the horse or the mule, which have no understanding but must be controlled by bit and bridle or they will not come to you. –Psalm 32:8-9
“God has a plan for your life and he is involved and interested in every single decision you make.” ~Charles Stanley. This mentality should be your guidepost for every decision you make, and you should therefore consider it imperative to seek God’s guidance whenever you are faced with any decision. He has your best interest at heart and will NEVER direct you to do anything that will cause you any harm or pain.
You are faced with decisions everyday, and I am sure that you always want to make the right decision. To aid you in the decision making process, you turn to your family members, co-workers, friends, professionals, etc. Can you really depend on their counsel? Human beings can be extremely selfish and biased and therefore cannot be considered to be completely reliable. In order to make wise decisions, it is essential to learn the will of God. You may argue that it is hard to decipher what the will of God is, but I challenge you to ask yourself that question and answer with brutal honesty; is it really that hard?
“But when he, the Spirit of truth, comes, he will guide you into all truth. He will not speak on his own; he will speak only what he hears, and he will tell you what is yet to come. He will bring glory to me by taking from what is mine and making it known to you” -John 16:13-14
How do you know what God’s will is? Listen to the voice of the Holy Spirit he has placed inside of you. (Isaiah 30:21) It is as simple as that. The only way that this decision becomes hard is when you argue with the voice. The Holy Spirit was placed inside of you for the very purpose of providing guidance. Are you paying attention to His instructions? God never imposes his instruction upon you; he merely makes it known to you over and over again, and the choice to either heed or disobey is left up to you. He will not prevent you from doing what is not his will, and he will not always come to you rescue, especially if you have not sought his help.
Are you faced with a decision today? I challenge you to seek out the guidance of God. Listen to the voice he has placed inside of you. If you are still unsure, continue to seek him prayerfully and faithfully until you can make a godly decision. Turn to his promise in Psalm 32 when you are in need of reassurance and encouragement.
Stay blessed and spread the word.