There are decisions which make little differences in our lives – whether to wear the white or blue shirt? Whether to choose chicken or beef burger? Whether to watch a movie or go for a walk in the park? The differences and consequences are minimal.
However, there are some decisions which impact our lives for a long time, sometimes, even forever – who we marry, our career choice, where we’ll live, if we’re going to have an active faith, etc?
When I look back, I notice that there are some decisions, around ten or less, which deeply influenced my life. They were good decisions – crucial ones.
Sometimes I stop and think how easily I could have gone the other way. Married another person. Fallen into temptation. Gave up at a time of discourage. Listened to my heart but, thank God and His wonderful mercy, my mind was illuminated to make the right decisions, and I reap the fruits to this day.
God didn’t make the decision for me. He simply presented options, advised me according to His words, and gave me the liberty to choose for myself. I’m the one who preferred to hand in my freedom and let His words prevail in my life. It wasn’t luck, or some sort of super intelligence. It was submission and obedience.
When we’re self-righteous, we normally do dumb things but, when we recognize we’re idiots before God and decide to follow His wisdom, we become wise.
Big decisions don’t always seem so big when we make them. We’ll only be able to see how fundamental they were in the future. But, how will we know that?
The best thing you can do is to obey the One who knows best.