TODAY'S WORD 4U 2DAY
‘I will instruct you … in the way you should go; I will guide you’Psalm 32:8 NKJ
DECISIONS (3) – CALL UPON THE AUTHOR
One reason we can find it difficult making a decision is because we’re frightened of failure, scared we’ll get it wrong and make a fool out of ourselves. We need to remember that just because we may fail sometimes; it doesn’t make us a failure. Thomas Edison is believed to have had tried 50,000 experiments before he successfully invented the storage battery: that’s 49,999 failed experiments! How did he keep on going without seeing any results? When he was asked about it, Edison said, 'Results? Why, I know 50,000 things that won’t work.'
When the choices we make don’t produce hoped for results, we can learn from them to make better decisions in the future. This doesn’t mean we don’t need to put any thought or effort into decisions we make. Choices always come with consequences, so they matter! It’s important we recognise that we won’t make good decisions simply by flipping a coin.
The Bible contains the very thoughts of the One who created us and knows everything about us, everything about life. In order to make consistently right choices we need to know what it says and apply it out in our life. Most of all we need to chat on a regular basis to the author because, ‘The Lord says, “I will guide you along the best pathway for your life. I will advise you and watch over you.”’
Think about buying a Bible commentary to use alongside your Bible study. Tom Wright’s ‘For Everyone’ series is popular at Word 4U HQ!