The world we live in will demand that we make tough decisions now and again. It’s not a possibility, it’s a certainty. The hard part is making sure that we make those decisions based on God’s will. Not decisions that will make us feel good, not necessarily the easiest or most popular decisions but the decision that God has in mind for us There are three things, (actually a lot more but we will stick with three this morning) of which we can be certain, God will love you, God will seek you and God will take care of you.
I love the verse of the song “The Love of God” that explains in a majestic way, the extensiveness of God’s love for us.
“Could we with ink the ocean fill, and were the skies of parchment made, were every stalk on earth a quill, and every man a scribe by trade; To write the love of God above would drain the ocean dry, nor could the scroll contain the whole, through stretched from sky to sky.”
So if we start from right there, when we face tough decisions we will be in a good place to receive His answers.
The next step would be to remember that He has plans for us and the details are already worked out. (Jeremiah 29:11)
Pray that you see the decision to be made clearly and completely and in God’s light, making sure your priorities are in the correct order. Look deep inside your heart to make sure you are ready to comply with whatever God tells you. Waiting for an answer takes patience because answers are often not immediate and you may have to ask again for His will and not yours to be done.
I am a researcher, we all know that, I always look for more information, I investigate what I can, and evaluate endlessly. Look for facts and look at what the Bible has to say on the subject. Talk to those you know who are grounded in God and will give an unbiased opinion based on the word of God and not popular opinion and not just what you want to hear.
Remember that God is still in control no matter how ambiguous the decision. I guess the bottom line for me is to remember what Romans 12:2 says: Do not be conformed to this world, but be transformed by the renewal of your mind, that by testing you may discern what is the will of God, what is good and acceptable and perfect.
God knows the difficulties we face distinguishing what we need to do. He knows our motives and the condition of our hearts.
What we should remember is that those motives and our heart condition are most assuredly revealed in the choices we make.