Undoubtedly, there are decisions that mark the course of our life and therefore, on many occasions, it becomes difficult to discern the path that will be best for our future and that will be in line with the purpose that God has for us. What is true is that the place where we are today is largely due to the decisions we made yesterday and the place where we arrive tomorrow will be the product of the decisions we make today.
For this reason, it is essential to cultivate the habits that God provides us through his word to take the necessary steps that lead us to fulfill that purpose of good that He desires for us. Hence, a good decision will be guided by 3 steps: the Lord’s direction, the evaluation of the options, and patience.
Guide of god
Praying for the Lord’s direction, as well as staying constant in meditating on his word, is essential to make the decision that will lead us to the right path. God has given us beautiful promises that support the fact that if we seek His direction, He will guide us: “ Trust in Jehovah with all your heart, and do not lean on your own understanding. In all your ways acknowledge him, and he will make your paths straight ”(Proverbs 3: 5-6)
So let us seek his wisdom because only He will teach us the necessary path to travel: “ I will make you understand, and I will teach you the path you should walk; I will fix my eyes on you ”(Psalm 32: 8)
The Lord’s guidance will be effective only if we act on two requirements: objectively evaluate and be patient. In the first, the deeds invite us to calculate the costs to determine if it is possible to undertake any of the options that we have contemplated. In Luke 14: 28-29 he says: “ For who among you, wanting to build a tower, does not first sit down and calculate the expenses, to see if he has what he needs to finish it? Lest after he has laid the foundation, and cannot finish it, all who see him begin to make fun of him. ”
Likewise, the word invites us to evaluate the positive and negative consequences of our actions and if they affect others around us. In addition to this, we must always foresee the worst scenario before any of the options we have. Prevent rather than regret is the premise that the scriptures give us, when in Proverbs 22: 3 it tells us: “ The wise man sees evil and hides himself; Yet the most simple pass and absorb the damage. ”
Patience: Knowing how to wait
Once the Lord has guided us to assess the best option and after we have made it, we must have enough serenity to obtain the necessary response from Him. Our hard work will be rewarded with the results that God provides according to the purpose he has for us and that in the end will always be good.
Patience must be born from the heart and must bring peace to him. It should not be an anxious, desperate or anxious wait, because this reflects insecurity. It must be a wait of trust and faith that God will yield the fruits that we require at that time. It is like the waiting of the farmer who works the land and receives the fruit of his work with gratitude at the right moment. As the word dictates: “See how the farmer waits for the precious fruit of the earth, waiting patiently until he receives the early and latter rain . ” (James 5: 7)
Let us wait patiently then, knowing that the Lord’s times are the perfect ones. Let us trust that God’s guidance will always lead us to the best decision.