Choices – Part 2

We need to ensure that God is central in our lives and integrate Him into all the parts of our lives. From the initial decision to become a believer, to a desire for a holy life, and including the big and small decisions of daily life, the Holy Spirit can be depended upon for guidance in our choices.

I call heaven and earth as witnesses today against you, that I have set before you life and death, blessing and cursing; therefore choose life, that both you and your descendants may live;

Deuteronomy 30:19

You have two options everyday, life or death – choose life because that is good. Surely if given the option of life and blessings or death and curses, we would naturally and enthusiastically choose life! But the command: “Choose life” is more than a decision to keep on breathing

How do we make God honouring choices? God lavishes grace and mercy on us in overwhelming, heaping amounts, and he does so freely for His children. We are going to have to make decisions in life. There’s just no getting around that.

The problem with making God honouring choices is that we are spoilt for choice. The choice that we make today will affect what we walk in tomorrow. 

What are the roadblocks to making God honouring decisions

  • We get paralyzed because we think there’s a “Godliest” option
  • We get paralyzed because we put too much pressure on ourselves
  • We get paralyzed because were waiting for a sign from God

Trust in the Lord with all your heart, and lean not on your own understanding; In all your ways acknowledge Him, And He shall direct your paths.

Proverbs 3:5-6

4 steps to making God honouring choices

  • Believe God’s Word

You cannot believe in God unless you trust what He says

The fear of the Lord is the beginning of knowledge, But fools despise wisdom and instruction.

Proverbs 1:7

3 threads of God’s Word

  • God’s gospel:

Jesus has secured all the benefits and blessings of God, not you. The things that are most true about you can never be taken away regardless of the decisions you make. 

  • God’s sovereignty:

He works all things according to the counsel of His will. In this new freedom, God is still sovereign over our wills.

  • God’s mission

Ask yourself if the decision you are about to make is going to make you fulfil the great commission.

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