Choices, the Good, The Bad and The Ugly

So you made a choice that didn’t turn out as you planned and now you have to fix it? Sometimes that happens and it can be stressful.

 

You have a couple of choices, leaving well enough alone or forging ahead and doing what needs to be done. Sounds relatively easy right?

 

Yea except sometimes fixing a problem involves making the tough decisions and #1 admitting you were wrong, #2 hurting someone’s feelings. No one ever said doing what was right would always be easy, but if there is a right and a wrong choice, we are expected to go with what’s right even if it is the hard choice.

I guess the first thing to be done is to pray about it and seek Gods guidance and make sure your intentions align with Gods will. That may require delaying the decision and in most cases that is ok. I for one tend to be quick to take action but at times, that is not beneficial.

 

It helps to remember that my Father wants what is best for me, but not only that, He knows what is best for me. (Jeremiah 29:11)

 

So I return at this point to prayer. See what the Bible has to say about the situation, sometimes it is clearly laid out for us and all we have to do is obey. When it’s not I think that Psalm 119:105 is a good rule of thumb, dig into His word and use the principles you find there as a guiding light.

 

However none of this will do one ounce of good if you are not fully prepared to do as God wants you too. This is the point I tend to pack a lot of “what if’s” into the situation.

 

Obedience (no matter the situation) requires a willing heart and when that happens you can be sure God is going to show you the way. It boils down to trust again it seems, (Proverbs 3:5—6).

 

God will show you what He expects from this situation but you have to be willing to listen. Preaching to the choir here…………………..

 

Our groundwork should not be over at this point however, research, yes my favorite thing, gather all the information needed to make an informed decision and a decision that brings glory to our Father.

 

Here is the pesky part for me, weighing the decision and figuring out how it will impact others. Not every decision is popular with every person involved. This is really true when you are the boss and that sucks at times.

 

I think it is important to point out that good judgement and good decisions should be worked out between you and God first and foremost. Because the answers when asking someone if you acted with good judgement will entirely depend on who you ask.

 

Once you have walked these steps it is time to take the bull by the horns,  gather the courage to do as God has revealed to you and “just do it” God won’t leave you to twist in the wind, He will be right there as you follow as you are being directed.

 

Romans 8:28

And we know that in all things God works for the good of those who love him, who have been called according to his purpose.

 

“Indecision becomes decision with time.”

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