August 6, 2017
Psalm 91: 1-3
We live in a world where people are called on to make choices every day of their lives. These choices can stress us out if we are not connected to the Lord. I see too many people making choices that are totally wrong in the eyes of God. The reason people make wrongs choices is because they leave God out of their decisions. I want to encourage you to slow down and make sure your heart is in tune with God before you make decisions that may be detrimental not only to you but also to others. The Psalmist said, “I will say of the Lord, He is my refuge and my fortress, my God in whom I trust.”
It is difficult for us to make decisions at times and especially when you are hurting inside. It is difficult to hear the word no. You plead for God to answer a request, but it is denied. Especially if the appeal is for something you think is needed and positive in your life. One may feel confused, dejected, and even question the Lord’s purposes in refusing you. But understand when your will clashes with God’s, you instantly come to a point of decision. Then it comes down to your way or God’s way.
Have you ever made a decision that you knew was contrary to God’s will?
Have you ever felt like you had totally messed up?
What are some of the results of wrong decisions in life?
The Word says, “Commit your way to the Lord, trust also in Him, and He shall bring it to pass.” (Psalm 37:5) When a difficult decision arises, the natural response is to examine the consequences you can anticipate. You weigh how challenging the choice will prove, your ability to manage it, and whether it is worth the trouble. This is all fine until the Lord directs you to step out in absolute faith. When He does, you can expect that the obstacles will appear greater than you can handle and that defeat is sure unless He intervenes. That is the very nature of faith and you must trust Him rather than yourself or your resources. This is when we need God’s discernment.
Is such a decision before you today?
Do you sense the Father calling you to take a difficult path?
Remember that God has the very best plan for you and there are wonderful blessings you cannot possibly anticipate when you submit to Him.
Do not miss God’s best because of what you can or cannot see concerning your choices. Rather, obey God, leave the consequences to Him, and expect him to work powerfully on your behalf. Be assured the Father’s “No” is both compassionate and good. Because of His Holy character and unfailing love, He always strives to give you the absolute best directions for your life. You may not understand the reason for His no at the moment, but eventually you will. And surely you should give Him thanks for saving you from a big mistake. God delivers us and shelters us from wrong decisions and wrong directions in life. Why not ask God to deliver you and help you whatever you are dealing with in your life today. “He who dwells in the shelter of the Most High will rest in the shadow of the Almighty.” (Psalm 91:1)