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Decisions

Where do you want to eat? What time do you want to leave? Where are you going to school after graduation? Who are you going to marry? How many children are we going to have? Where are we going to live? What will be my career choice? I’m already stressed out and most of those questions I have already answered. For many making decisions is stressful, in fact it can be paralyzing. When we begin to think of all the results that come from the decisions we make it can make our heads swim.

Let me ask you, how do you go about making decisions in your life? Is it based upon eeny meeny miny moe? Do you draw straws? Or my favorite, flip the coin?  Wouldn’t it be great if we knew what the Lord wanted for our lives? Wouldn’t it make our decision-making processes so much easier? It would be wonderful if we could know the mind of Christ. That way we would not be operating out of our wisdom. Because I do not know about you, but my wisdom is not really all that wise at times.

I have good news; the Bible tells us that we can actually know the mind of Christ and not just know it but have it. I Corinthians 2:16, For who has known the mind of the Lord, that he will instruct Him? But we have the mind of Christ.” This is a gift given to us when we give our hearts and lives to Jesus. The Lord gives us His mind. He gives us spiritual wisdom in not only decision making, but in all aspects of life. Now the question we have to ask is will we listen to His voice? Will we allow the mind of Christ to take over our own man-made wisdom?

The way we grow in the mind of Christ is submerging ourselves in His word. What does your daily time with the Lord look like where you can ask Him questions and then listen for the answer? What does your daily prayer time look like? Remember it is not quantity, but quality of time spent with your God. In the time we spend are we really pouring out our hearts to Him, or are we still spewing out the same obligatory prayer that just checks a block? The Bible is very clear. The Lord cares about us, He cares about us as an individual. He wants the very best for you and me, so seek Him with all your heart. I promise you He will answer and give the insight we need for righteous and godly decisions.

You have been given the gift of His mind. Now let us use it for the glory of His Name.