Let God Decide
A man’s heart plans his way, but the Lord directs his steps.
Proverbs 16:9 NKJV
The world will often lead you astray, but God will not. His counsel leads you to Himself, which, of course, is the path He has always intended for you to take. Are you facing a difficult decision, a troubling circumstance, or a powerful temptation? If so, it’s time to step back, to stop focusing on the world, and to focus, instead, on the will of your Father in heaven.
Everyday living is an exercise in decision-making. Today and every day you must make choices: choices about what you will do, what you will worship, and how you will think. When in doubt, make choices that you sincerely believe will bring you to a closer relationship with God. And if you’re uncertain of your next step, pray about it. When you do, answers will come—the right answers for you.
God always gives His best to those who leave the choice with Him. - Jim Elliot, 100 Days of Prayer
There is no need to fear the decisions of life when you know Jesus Christ, for His name is Counselor. - Warren Wiersbe
As we trust God to give us wisdom for today’s decisions, He will lead us a step at a time into what He wants us to be doing in the future. - Theodore Epp
I don’t doubt that the Holy Spirit guides your decisions from within when you make them with the intention of pleasing God. The error would be to think that He speaks only within, whereas in reality He speaks also through Scripture, the Church, Christian friends, and books. - C. S. Lewis
Lord, help me to make decisions that are pleasing to You. Help me to be honest, patient, thoughtful, and obedient. And above all, help me to follow the teachings of Jesus, not just today, but every day. Amen
Taken from The Life Recovery Devotional: Thirty Meditations from Scripture for Each Step in Recovery by Stephen Arterburn and David Stoop. Copyright © 1991 by Stephen Arterburn and David Stoop. Used by permission of Tyndale House Publishers, Inc. All rights reserved.