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Making Decision

Decision Making

God gives wisdom to the wise, and having wisdom makes wise decisions. When discussing wisdom, we always remember the story of King Solomon, the wisest and wealthiest man. In a dream, God asked King Solomon what gift he wanted. The question seemed to be whatever he wanted, and there was no limit to how he was asked. Solomon had a choice of many kinds: long life, more wealth, a healthy body, and fame. He could have asked for anything, and he could have it. 

However, King Solomon chose to get wisdom that he could use to make good, fair, and balanced decisions among his people. God gave him wisdom, knowledge, and understanding. Every day, we would like to decide, and there are options. We can choose the food we want to eat, clothes we want to wear, and many other things to choose from and decisions to make like buying a house, asking the boss for a promotion,  big and small things that would need to give some thought before rendering an action.

Every time we face a decision-making situation, we must consult the Holy Spirit for a proper approach to dealing with the decision, but how should we do that? We should consult the Bible for guidance, and it might surprise you to find the correct answers are there. What should we do when the Bible doesn’t seem to have an answer? We must trust that answers could be through signs and wonders. Do you believe it?

When you lack wisdom, you may also lack knowledge and understanding and, eventually, lack communication with the true God. When you submit all your decisions to Him that give wisdom, you can sit back and relax and patiently wait for God’s timing. If it is about prosperity, you must work for it. Money doesn’t grow on trees; hard work combined with faith and trust will produce a fortune.  

If your wisdom comes from God, you should not be short of knowledge and understanding Proverbs 2:6. “If any of you lacks wisdom, let him ask God, who gives generously to all without reproach, and it will be given him.” James 1:5.

Faith and trust work together, but sometimes, when distraction comes your way, you lose focus on the one that will make your path straight. We always have to bear in mind whatever we are doing, we must do it all for the glory of God, and distraction will not be on our way, not even close. When we are in authority to make decisions, we have to make sure that it favors whom God gives the favor. Whether the rich with the knowledge that never misses giving tithes or the poor, who are still babe and cannot give.

“Where there is no guidance, a people fall, but in an abundance of counselors, there is safety.” Proverbs 11:14

We make decisions without considering the situation because experience cannot always be good. The Bible tells us to listen first before making a decision. It means we are in submission to the word of God. Righteous living bears fruit of righteousness; a tree of life will not bear fruit of death; a mango tree cannot bear a peach; goodness is to godlikeness. Proverbs states that the fruit of the righteous is a tree of life, and he who is wise wins the souls Proverbs 11:30.

“But the wisdom from above is pure, then peaceable, gentle, open to reason, full of mercy and good fruits, impartial, and sincere. James 3:17.” “So, whether you eat or drink, or whatever you do it all to the glory of God.” 1 Corinthians 10:31

Finally, brethren, whatever is true, whatever is honorable, whatever is right, whatever is pure, whatever is lovely, whatever is of good repute, if there is any excellence and anything worthy of praise, dwell on these things. Philippians 4:8

Let us humble ourselves and submit to Him all our daily decisions; we will never be wrong.

To God be the glory.

Bishop Joseph

Bishop Joseph Vitug, Ph.D. - Bishop Emeritus

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